shel silverstein is a favorite here. in fact, the s.s. books cate now reads are mine from childhood.
grant does the best funny voices and expressions, so he was called upon to do some dramatic readings the other night. despite his talents, cate won the evening over with her delivery of this little ditty, called the battle:
would you like to hear of the terrible night
when I bravely fought the-- no?
our night time shenanigans make for a long time before this finally happens. after the "entertainment" (grant) leaves, i like to lay by her and think of these wonderful lyrics by john lennon while she falls asleep:
before you go to sleep,
say a little prayer,
every day in every way,
it's getting better and better,
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful,