Once upon a time, I started reading The Lord of the Rings to my daughter at bedtime (at her request, I should add). I'm overflowingly proud to report that at long last, our journey is complete! I'm really pleased by how much she loved having the story read to her. She's about hobbit-sized right now, so she really identifies well with Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin. She's also been fascinated by looking at the maps with me (we talk about where everyone is and the path they've taken along the way). She opted out of the Appendices for now, which I think is all right, though I may try to sell her on the tale of Arwen and Aragorn at some point.
Her next request? "Daddy, now that we're finished with Lord of the Rings, I think there are more Harry Potter books. Can we do one of those?"
She's the best.
55 days to go!