A few months ago we started reading Sticky Situations: 2 together. Love it!
(It is fair to note that the cover drives me batty. ;)
Read an excerpt HERE.
Super-short kid-life scenarios, organized by date (how easy is that?), with one multiple-choice what-should-they-do question and a quick discussion point.
M's one complaint is that she wants to know what happens in the story after they make the choice. :)
Which led to this little vignette one fine afternoon when there was much grumbling among the small people to watch TV. They had watched an inordinate amount in the morning. I extolled the virtue of imagination over zone-out time (Wouldn't you love to be one of them?). They did not share my opinion (Shocking, huh?).
And so I said, "Hey, this is like one of those sticky situations (I know, I know--that's not cheesy at all. ;)."
"There were two little kids who kept whining to their mommy about watching TV, but she thought that it was really good for them to play and use their imaginations instead of watching TV. What do you think they should do?"
"Listen to their mommy," in unison.
"Hey, and look you get to see what happens after they make that choice! The little girl rolls her eyes and makes a deep sigh and the little boy who is eating a pretzel keeps dropping large chunks on the floor and then steps on them by accident and the littlest girl, sitting in her chair, keeps saying 'more, more, more' for more cheerios and the mommy is thinking about what to make for dinner."
Things were getting dicey, but then they laughed (making pretzel crumbs is apparently quite hilarious). It broke the mood--it was good.
All of this to say that we totally love and highly recommend the book. :)
On a completely different note, sometimes we have our own little church at home. We rock out to songs like this. Well, we don't really "rock out" per say, but seriously, this is an awesome version of the song (This Little Light Of Mine) and, you know, kind-of inspires me to want to break into some free-styling. (Can you imagine?)