A Late Chat Production
When Bastian gets home from school you ask him about the problems. He sheepishly admits that he has been getting back out of bed after bedtime and reading. Bastian got a new book from the school library and he absolutely loves it. The book is rather long but Bastian doesn't mind. He can't stop reading it. He says it is the best book he has ever read. You are very pleased that Bastian finds pleasure in reading and tell him so but you also tell him his rest is important. You tell him he can't be getting out of bed after bed time.
Bastian can't resist his book and so, despite your instructions to the contrary, he gets out of bed at 2:00 AM and takes his book down to the den to read it so you will not see his light.
You happen to pass by and see him sitting on the den floor and reading at 2:00AM.
He looks up and sees you and says, "I'm sorry but it is such a great book and I was at a good part. I just couldn't sleep wondering what happened."
How do you deal with this without discouraging his love of books?