Thursday, March 04, 2010

"Every wish brings trouble!"

Our family Read-Aloud adventures have successfully transitioned from Edward Eager to E. Nesbit! I don't really know why I'm so surprised; when you think about it, the childhoods of Eager's world probably doesn't seem that much further away from the current one than Nesbit's does. It's all strange and of the past. The language is more complex, but my son enjoys complex language. Also, his father does the best English accents, what more could you ask for?

I love listening to the questions he asks as he hears the story. So many things are new to him. Turns of phrase, concepts. He talked about the magic stories generally having four children - my boy identified his first literary trope! I'm so proud.

In other news, I'm reading Marcelo on the Real World, which is very interesting. But I'm not quite getting why Marcelo is hesitant to call his condition Asperger's Syndrome. He certainly seems autistic to me.

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