I like that my daughter lines things up.
I just found this gem of a conversation. Frances had just turned four. Frances: The ugly duckling is really a swan? The swan egg got accidentally into the duck nest? How could that have happened? That doesn’t make any sense…! Me: Uh…
Frances asks me to read Amelia Bedelia (by Peggy Parish) to her this afternoon. Amelia Bedelia is a domestic helper who interprets language rather literally much to the initial chagrin of her employers. For example, “undust the furniture” makes more sense than the instructions to dust the furniture do, but she dusts theContinue reading “Well, does she?”
We were leaving a bookstore when my six-year-old daughter’s frantic little voice reached me. Frances excitedly waved a book from her favourite Mo Willems series in my face: It was as if she had always hoped that the author’s characters would develop greater self-awareness. I couldn’t stop myself from giggling.