I enjoy reading a bedtime story for the kids. It's something I started when they were babies and although nowadays we don't get the chance to read as often as I would like, I do try to make time to read to them when I can.
They have both been to their dads for tea tonight so when they come home it's nice to have some quality time together before they go to bed. There we were snuggled in my bed, me in the middle, squashed either side by two little people, so much so that I could barely move my arms to turn the pages. The book choice for tonight was "The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl"
If your not familiar with this story it's about a little girl who has a magic finger. When she gets angry her finger tingles, she sees red and a spark like electricity causes things to happen to people. The family at the farm opposite hers enjoyed hunting animals and she hated seeing them with their guns, so yep the magic finger comes into action and the family see what it's like to be the hunted and soon see the error of their ways.
As we are reading and I explained to Faye about what hunting means she turned around and said to me, "Mummy, they are horrible people. You shouldn't shoot animals, should you? If you want to eat them you should just go to supermarket and buy them." How do you answer that one ? Needless to say I simply nodded and continued to read. I didn't fancy getting into an in depth conversation on the issues of either hunting or the rearing of meat for supermarkets, neither of which are pleasant bedtime topics. We did however really enjoy the book