Voice couch

Yes, I know I misspelled couch.  I meant couch, not coach.

I have this bad habit of going to bed before my kids.

I am trying to change things by laying on the couch and instead of waiting for their impossibly late bedtime (9 p.m.) for stories, I get them to bring me stories and we take turns reading them with silly voices.

My son has a real command of a hushed, authoritarian and his whole body is composed as he reads.

My daughter adds commentary as she goes that keeps me in stitches.

It is entertaining. They are learning and my guilt is assuaged. The best part is I am lying down and still fulfilling my duty.