She has a favorite book already

She can’t even say “again” yet and already she’s begging me to read the same book over and over and over again. What is it with this book? From the looks of it, it isn’t really anything special. Sure, it’s pretty and cute and there are animals in it but it’s not as cute as Little Bee or as fun to read as Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack or The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And what about Little Ladybug!!! How can this book outshine “Little Lady Bug” who’s favorite friend is you? Not to mention Little Ladybug’s puppet head is totally biteable.

Why does my daughter LOVE this book? It’s the free book that came with the ugly diaper baby bag the hospital gave me when she was born. I guess, technically that would make it her very first book. But still. Why will she carry it across the floor in one hand while her knees and one arm do all the work in a funny lopsided crab crawl just so she can hand me this book? She will wail and cry and let all hell break lose if I take the book from her and just set it aside. Oh no, this book cannot be set aside. She MUST read this book. Her happiness in life depends on it. I’m totally stumped.

I’m happy that she likes to read books already but I’m starting to get a little tired of “one monkey, two deer, THREE mice, four BUTTERFLIES etc. etc.” over and over and over again. I’ve read it backwards, I’ve read it forwards. I’ve read it in a funny voice. I’ve added sound effects and even translated the numbers into Spanish. She never gets tired of this book. I’m VERY tired of it and I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this book.

Maybe I should hide the book.