I appear to be a very lucky girl lately (perhaps I should go buy a lotto ticket) as I won another prize! Sharon from Random Thoughts, who I only recently found and started following, sent me this sweet book written and signed by the author: My Teacher Dances on the Desk. An adorable book filled with cute poems. Thank you so much Sharon!
Although my boy is no longer little, I do have a couple of adorable wee neighbour boys that like to visit me once in awhile ~ I am going to read it to them. Then, it will get saved with all the other special books that we have kept from when Kurtis was little. Books that perhaps I will read to my grandchild one day. (And let's just clarify that I am still MUCH too young to be a grandmother...no hurry thank you!!!)
Along with the Dr. Seuss, Winnie the Pooh and other cherished books, one of Kurtis and my favourite books to read to him was "Gregory the Terrible Eater". A sweet young goat refuses to eat any of the rubber tires, tin cans and shoe laces that his parents set on the table for him. He likes eating fish, fruit and vegetables instead. Of course, when you read it, one must do a 'goat voice' to really get into the story. One night I had to read it to Kurtis 3 times. My throat was sore from talking like a goat! :)
I've always loved books. Oh the smell and the feel of a new book. mmm..... And I have always taught Kurtis that "books are our friends...be kind to them". His Harry Potter collection, of which we both have read, don't even have the bindings cracked. And that's the way he and I both like it! (So please...do not ask to borrow them...I just can't do it. I know...it's a sickness....)
Kurtis lost the love of reading for awhile when he was in high school. Honestly.... how many Shakespeare books does a kid have to read? Can't the school system update the 'classics' that they have to read? He had to read all the same books I had to over 20 years ago. After all, as long as a kid is reading...it's a good thing...no?
So I send a very big Thank You to Sharon for the lovely book. It will be very well taken care of and cared for and appreciated!