Girl: Dad, will you read to me?
Dad: Uh, let me finish the newspaper first?
Girl: You've been saying that forever!
Dad: Well, how about reading the business section of the newspaper together?
Girl: That's boring. Let's read this book. It's about a bear and cat that becomes friends.
[Okay] And these books too.
Dad: Whoa. I thought you said one book. There must be ten here.
Girl: My teacher, Mrs. Green, says you have to read to me every night, and the newspaper doesn't count.
And let's eat some popcorn and cookies while we're reading
Dad: Well, it's bedtime right now. So, okay, here we go. Once upon a time in a deep, dark forest, lived a brown bear . . .