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Friday, March 17, 2006

First love...

As it you may know, Rose really likes Spider-Man. She picked the movie for she and Ivy to watch tonight and picked Spider-Man. While watching Peter get his powers and start jumping from roof-top to roof-top, she says to the TV, "Spider-Man, I love you! Don't die!" repeating herself several times.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

School library book

Ivy brought home her weekly library book and Glenn and I were glancing at it. This one is great! It is The Robots are Coming by Andy Rash. It is a book of 16 poems some of which feature robots, pirates, werewolves, and the Loch Ness Monster. The humor is a bit dark, so it may not be for your kids, but I expect that ours will love it. Ivy was reading it to Rose when we left to go get my new glasses, but I haven't had a chance to talk to her about it.

The book opens with a poem about robots coming to make coffee and going crazy from the caffeine, setting the tone for the book and it ends with a poem about all the other poems and how things are not scary. I highly recommend this book for any children that are piqued by things that are slightly off-kilter or for your inner child if that fits.

For your enjoyment, and a sample of the tone of the book, here is the poem entitled "Pirate"
I be the bloodthirsty pirate.
And no one's as cunning as I.
I has me a peg
whar thar should be a leg.
And a black patch a coverin' me eye.

I be the bloodthirsty pirate.
And no sword is faster than my.
I screwed a hook on
whar me hand is now gone
But you should see the other guy!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Battle Cry!

I plugged my foam fighting name into a silly generator and this came out:

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Zang! Who is that, striding through the plains! It is Denara, hands clutching a thorned whip! And with an ominous roar, her voice cometh:

"Vengeance and goo flow from my veins! I pilliage and burn like a klepto-pyro!!!"

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