Terrific Terror, aged two and a half (T.T.): Only 2 books today, Mommy!
Me: Are you sure? We have time to read at least 5.
T.T.: No. Only 2.
Me: (pleased not to have to read out loud for an hour–5 picture books is actually quite a lot considering you have to read each one at least twice if not more) Okay! Choose two books and climb into bed! We start to read. She chooses a terrible Sesame Street book (but it’s shaped like Big Bird!!!), and a new and hilarious favorite from