"Hey!" I said, with probably too much enthusiasm, "how about you two sit down together with a stack of books and, Jenna, you can read to Owen and you will both be able to count that as your daily reading time!" And just like that, they walked over to the bookshelf, made their selections, snuggled up in a chair together and Jenna began to read. And read she did. The characters' voices had expression. The suspenseful moments were delivered with intrigue. The silly parts were read with pleasure. And Owen...he was her captive audience.
And my towels? They got folded with nary an interruption!