Chris is often gone. Even when he's not training he has other late night things he has to do. Like tonight he has to go out to a dinner ceremony for his troop. Oh Army, you and your mandatory fun. (Fun fact- Chris has to go participate in the Turkey Bowl. It's not voluntary. Honestly, I'm not sure Chris knows the rules of football so this could be interesting.) Technically, I am invited too, but I went to one of these dinners and it was so un-fun that Chris and decided never to pay for babysitting again for one of these things. So he goes and leaves as soon as the mandatory part is done.
What this means is that when I put the girls down for bed it is me vs. them. They are actually really good about going to bed. They have a routine of toothbrushing, books, and songs that works really well. BUT if a certain little baby is crying her lungs out, it's really hard to read books. That's where Nana's Stories is INDISPENSABLE. If I pull up the blog, Sophie can even scroll to the stories she and Jojo agree upon, and make them full screen. So awesome. Tonight we definitely used Nana Stories. The girls wanted some Ballerina story and Go Dog go.
The girls love listening to these stories. And they respond to their grandparents as if they are actually talking to them. Greg (Chris's dad) recorded Go Dog Go a while ago (Do you not know this book? It's a great book. You should know this book.). Throughout the book he is asking them questions and pausing to let them respond. Oh my goodness. The girls were jumping over themselves answering the questions. It was pretty funny.I started thinking about the fact that my girls would be able to play these same videos for their kids (if the internet still exists, you never know...) and I got a little weepish. But not crying.
The best part of this video happens in the first 10 seconds.
In conclusion--thank you in laws on behalf of myself and the girls.