Daddy is required to read bedtime stories.
Mum is not allowed to read stories, but is allowed to make them up (as long as she gets it right) because getting stories out of books when you COULD get them out of your HEAD is cheating. This is probably karmic revenge for my own childhood.
No-one is allowed to notice that quite a lot of the time someone is reading her OWN stories to HERSELF unless she's reading books from the These Are For Learning To Read And It's OK To Get It Wrong category, and then only sometimes.
Writing is completely impossible except when it's easy.
If any of the rules are broken, the entire alphabet can be forgotten overnight. Don't push your luck, parents.
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