Last year at the beginning of the year, I thought to myself that it would be fun to keep track of how many books I read to my kids all year. And I've done it, and the year's over.
I read 759 books to my kids last year, not counting repeats (and there were many repeats, especially for Tiger Lily, who is wary of new books).
I like my list, because it gives me something quantifiable, and it's awfully hard to pin down your progress as a mom sometimes.
So I may not know whether Red Chief will turn out to be a politician, a dentist, or a traveling salesman, but at least I know that I read to him. A lot.