"...a good story EVERY night, and to ALWAYS eat at table with their parents."
Cro at Magnon's Meanderings
is celebrating Rupert The Bear's 90th birthday.
Cro offers the above piece of advice to all those who love and care for children.
Their needs are simple...your attention is all that is required, and no better way to express it than by the ritual of the bedtime story, which, by the way, does not have to be told at bedtime.
Parents, don't worry about play-dates, or extra-curricular activities, the latest technology or clothing labels, concern yourselves no longer with the right school, or the right friends, gather that precious being in your arms, put them on your lap and tell them a story.
It can be Rupert, Aesop's, Dickens, or whatever comes to mind.
And yes, end each day...oh, I know your are busy and life is hard...but end each day at the table with food between you to share, restore and connect.
Life is simple...Love is simple.
Don't make it complicated...for the sake of the child.