Jackson was gone one evening and I decided I only wanted to read a story to all of the kids at once at bedtime. I didn't want to read one for Zandy, one for Essie, and one for the older boys (they actually usually read on their own, but I still really like reading to them). I chose one I thought would work for all of the ages and started. Alexander stayed interested for a while, but it got long and he started wandering. He was happy and the rest of us were happy so all was well...or so I thought.