Thursday, May 13, 2010

Something to Do

Something to Do

Sometimes when the kids use that 
endless energy of theirs to bounce 
off the walls and each other, or worse, 
me, and that energy siphon I invented 
to drain that stuff off so I can use it still 
doesn't work, I just sit down and start 
reading aloud to them.

Sometimes they stop to listen.

They both sat when I started
Something to Do by David Lucas
Spectrum lad liked the sparse prose
and simple lines. I think his brother
liked that they were bears. Both boys 
liked that they went to the moon 
because both boys plan to do that
some day.
The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon

There's a bit of Harold and the 
Purple Crayon magic here,
but this "little something" 
from Lucas is beautifully

-Spectrum Mom

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