A couple years ago, Meghan and I were in charge of a Sunday School class for two to three-year-olds. In the beginning, we thought it would be a good idea to read stories to the kids, but quickly learned that it is impossible.
It’s impossible because the kids interrupt. Constantly. By the time you reach the end of the first page, one of them cuts in with a comment. Occasionally, the comment is related to the story, but not often. In most cases, it concerns something the dog did or something that happened at Grandma’s one time.
Eventually, we learned that it was much better to just let the kids run around and crash toys together, making sure they didn’t hurt themselves in the process. I always said to myself, “It’s like trying to read a story to Olive.”