Nets ahead Jeff Green and his wife, Stephanie, have night story time with their younger daughters each evening, even when it needs to be by way of FaceTime when he’s on the highway with the workforce. That received’t be any completely different this Mother’s Day.
What will probably be completely different this time is Stephanie received’t simply be the narrator, she’ll be the writer. And this time their daughters would be the stars of their very own tales.
Stephanie wrote a kids’s book titled “Dream, Little Girl, Dream” primarily as a love letter to their daughters, and it was simply printed in time for Mother’s Day.
“Me and my wife made it a priority to read to our daughters before they went to bed each night,” Green advised The Post. “My wife got here up with that concept of making a book as a reminiscence for our daughters, being a narrative about them, and a narrative about little children having a dream [and that they] do nice issues.
“She came up with the idea to create a book that would create a memory for our daughters that we can read to them so they can understand as they get older. She came up with that, and she made it come true.”
Sunday’s digital storytime — with Green and his Nets in Chicago getting ready to face the Bulls — can characteristic Stephanie’s book, which started promoting Monday on Amazon and Vervante. Having it out there by Mother’s Day was key to Stephanie, who envisions studying with kids as important bonding time. It actually has been for the Greens with daughters Sofia and Jasmine.
“I’ve always been a reader myself. I read pretty much almost every day, and the girls have a good collection of books. We read every single time; it’s part of the routine,” Stephanie advised The Post. “I’m like, you know what, why not have something for the girls that they enjoy so much, and do something for them and when they grow up and have it for the kids’ kids? It’d be a great and special thing.”
And if “Dream, Little Girl, Dream” is a particular factor, Mother’s Day is a particular time to share it.
“An average parent, they have limited time with kids between jobs, daily pickups and just daily activities in life: cooking, cleaning,” Stephanie stated. “I simply wished to ensure that all people may share this story, having a nighttime story. For us, we’d learn to our ladies each evening. So they get a lot into characters or storytelling — they ask questions and simply retain a lot.
“This is our time to just read with the girls with no distractions, no phones, and we just soak it all up. It’s so important personally for my family and my husband we all just come together to read that I’m [thinking] Mother’s Day could be such a great thing to end at night with this book, and for the kids to read it and just let their imaginations run.”
Which is actually the purpose of the book.
In it, the Green sisters — sure, they’re named Sofia and Jasmine, and bear an uncanny resemblance to the writer’s daughters — get tucked into mattress with a kiss on the brow from their dad and mom. But as a substitute of a dreamless sleep, they hop off the bed and onto a magical journey — imagining their very own futures as every part from world-class athletes to life-saving docs.
Befitting contemplating their father is a 12-year NBA veteran and a key chief on a Nets workforce aiming for a league title. But the elder Green sister Sofia is extra into ballet than basketball. The youthful sibling Jasmine prefers to be a health care provider, due to a love of Doc McStuffins. Though having simply turned 3, she has a little bit little bit of a wait.
Still, the whole message is that something is feasible. In some ways, Green — nonetheless dunking his means by means of the NBA at 34, regardless of having undergone open coronary heart surgical procedure — resides proof of that.
“It’s all about that time that you spend, that intimate time you get with your kids to tell them a story, to give them imagination, give them hope — especially about the book — that anything they put their mind to is possible,” he stated. “That’s a big part of motherhood and the connection to kids — daughters in our case. We thought it was necessary to put that story out, our way. I think my wife did a great job at it.”