Parents Deny Kids Books

Sometimes I study at the local library, as I simply cannot get any writing done with the dog/laundry/toddler/dishes/etc. staring at me. I often overhear conversations between children and parents that go much like this:

Child: (with excitement) I want to get this book!

Parent: No, you’re not getting that book.

Why? Because it’s “annoying,” “too much to read at bedtime”, or, the latest, “Sci-Fi” (in reference to a Star Wars book).

For goodness sake, let them get the books they want to read!