Laura/Harry Potter: 1
I've been trying to get Jessica to read Harry Potter for a while. Every time I suggested it, she'd say it was too scary. Since she hadn't read it, I don't know how she could accurately come to that conclusion.
I read to the kids every night. On Friday, I asked about Harry Potter again. No. So I offered to read a few pages, and it wouldn't count against her reading time, that I'd still read her whatever she chose afterwards. I told her if she didn't like it after a few pages to tell me to stop.
When I finished the first chapter, I stopped reading.
"Well?" I asked. "Did you like it?"
Begrudgingly she replied, "Sort of." But she still insisted on choosing something else to read.
Last night I read another chapter. When I tried to stop after the chapter was finished, she begged me to keep reading. So I did.
She leaves today for a 5 day cruise with Daddy and his family. I offered to give her the book to take with her, even though I felt selfish and didn't want her to read it without me. Fortunately, she decided she'd rather read it with me, so it's going to wait till she gets home.
I *knew* she'd like it......