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!