...and I don't mind in the slightest.
Who could resent being passed over in favour of Daddy for bedtime story-time when a peek in at the door shows this?
Awwwww. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, that does.
They're reading this lovely new edition of Elisabeth Beresford's The Wombles, illustrated by Nick Price, and apparently I don't read it nearly as well as Daddy.
If you're a Wombles fan like I am, you won't want to miss out on a copy of this sumptuous edition, lavishly illustrated on every page, and with an accompanying CD read by Bernard Cribbins OBE, the original voice of the Wombles.
You can listen to an audio clip in the books section of the official The Wombles Books website, if you want. If you're of...ahem...a certain age... as I am, the sound of that rich voice will take you right back to your childhood.
I tried reading an older unillustrated version to Jemimah a couple of years ago and it didn't go down very well. Perhaps it's a book that only Daddy can read? I don't know. Anyhow, this time it's going down a treat.
One of the things I love most about Mr PD is that he is totally involved in the raising of our daughter. He spends lots of time thinking about how he can be a better father, and he is totally committed to our family. He reads to her, rides bikes with her, paints with her, dreams with her. He also thinks about ways to help make her a better person, and he disciplines her with love.
That's what I see when I look at my favourite two people cuddling together at bedtime. And it makes me the happiest that I can be.
I love my family.