Listened to The Boxcar Children with the kids on our drive last night. Whenever they would ask for something or food was being prepped I would pause the story so we didn't miss anything. The INSTANT things were quiet again, before I could even reach to unpause the MP3 player, one of them would pipe up "Boxcar Children?" Lily managed to keep her eyes open till after 11 pm, listening to the very end, then she sighed, "that was a GOOD story", and put on her sunglasses to sleep*.
Hearing them enjoy a truly good book makes my heart happy.
*the contrast of the pitch black and oncoming headlights makes it hard for her to fall asleep in the car at night. So she wears her sunglasses to sleep. :)