You wanna go do your reading in the hammock? Who doesn't? My kids loooove it when the weather cooperates with their reading time, offering solace in the hammock. It is one of the best places to hang out at our house. I seriously wish I had a mom "making" me do my reading in the hammock!! lol!
I love having these chair hammocks. They are perfect for reading because you are totally relaxed while sitting in them, but still on an incline, sitting up to read and I guess not laying so far back that you just fall asleep. I love them, my kids love them. I have cherished getting into our hammocks with my kids. They hold up to 300 lbs so it is the perfect snuggle spot.
Reading is great but it is also good to just relax and talk with your kiddos. Or put the hammocks next to each other and tangle your feet together! Just sayin'! Think about this quote, "your teenager needs eight forms of physical touch during the course of one day, if they don't get it from you, where are they going to get it from?" All the more reason to play footsie with them, or give them a foot rub or just tickle their legs and watch what comes out of their mouth.
Also think about reading to them at night in the hammock with blankets and a flashlight. Tiny little things that mix up routine and make for great memories!
The first link below is the blue and green hammock that I have. And the second link, is the stand that I have two of. Love the stand option because you can move the hammock around which for us is most useful when we do outdoor movies. The third hammock link looks a little more like the size of my hammock that has yellow. (It is no longer on amazon.) Which I like them a little bigger. Ours was a little too close to the ground but our easy fix was to clip two carabiniere clips holding the strings wrapped around the pole one time each. It shortened the hammock just enough and we still get the space of the larger hammock, especially helpful with two kiddos on your lap! The fourth link is great if you are looking for something a little less colorful. Hope you are carefree swinging in yours!