The other day Elijah was grouchy and just wanted to be read to. Lyddie was also grouchy and needed to be on the go. What did I do? Broke out my old "Read me a Story" books from when I was little. I had my books, record player and all the records in the closet in EJ's room. It was a huge hit with Elijah. He listened to Snow White, Peter Pan, Pete's Dragon and Three Little Piggies. I was a bit amazed he would sit that long--the books are LONG and there is one little picture and two whole pages of words. He loved it though and got his "reading" fix for the afternoon. Long live "big black CD's!"