We snuggle up together in his rocking chair, the light of the nearby lamp casting a warm glow over the pages. He smiles as we begin, "Good night, Gorilla. Good night, Elephant...."
He points out the same things on every page-- the pink balloon, the Elephant's bouncy ball, and the bright moon in the night sky. He also likes to say the sounds for each animal as it is introduced. My favorite sound is for the Hyena. "Ha, ha, ha!" he says. And when the silly Gorilla is discovered in bed with the zookeeper and his wife, he giggles like it is the funniest joke he's ever heard. And at the end, he always puts his own finger to his lips and says "Shhhh", just like the Gorilla on the cover of the book.
I am sure he won't want to read Good Night, Gorilla forever. But for now, I will treasure the times that my busy little boy stops moving long enough to snuggle with me as we read together.