The nephews work too, but they're wiggly.
Today I would like to sit with a little girl on my lap and read a book to her. I would gather her hair up, pull the sides off her neck, twist it softly and let the coil fall down her back. I wouldn't really read the book so much; they aren't all that great. I'd mostly just watch her, her face in profile or the back of her head. I'd ask her to point to birds on the page, or mice or cats. She'd be warm against my front, and tucked under my throat. Her hair would smell sweet. I'd tighten my arms around her, cuddle her until she gets bored and she goes back to the book. I'd keep a big stack of books next to our soft chair, so it lasts for a long time.