Having bedtime stories is part of both father and son's daily routine. I have told him hundreds of stories that relate to our culture, religion, geography, ancient age, medieval period freedom movement, film and music, science, and technology.
I have many favorite stories, including Akbar and Birbal, Sri Krishna's childhood, Assamese Burhi Ai Xadhu, etc. Several times, I repeated the same stories. I also learned the essence of stories by doing some homework. YouTube is the most common platform for learning stories, and 80% of them come from that platform. The rest are from story books and anecdotes.
The last couple of years, we have practiced bedtime rituals. I also message his legs and head during storytelling time. While traveling, I continue to maintain this ritual over the phone. Without listening to stories, his eyes would not close. It's a wonderful experience as a father.
In addition to developing his brain rapidly, he became emotionally mature after eight and half years of age. Occasionally, I ask him to tell me a story and he reciprocates. As part of bedtime stories, he requested riddles, quizzes, and jokes. As a result, my work limit has increased, but I enjoy it immensely. Now I read riddles, jokes, and quizzes to make our bedtime moments enjoyable.
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