Monday, January 26, 2009

What happens when you leave books lying around for kids to find

The morning after a snowstorm, when all the tree branches are pristine white and heavy with snow, I always wake up and have a fleeting imaginary thought that I’m exploring some magical world ruled by tree-elves or ice-fairies. Something like that snowy level of Super Mario. Except there were no elves in that, were there? Anyhow, that’s not the point. The point is most grown-ups do not walk around in the snow thinking about fairylike elf kingdoms, do they? No.

See, Mom? This is what comes from giving your kids The Chronicles of Narnia, Bridge to Terabithia and Roald Dahl when they’re young. They grow up and imagine freakin’ miraculous worlds of fairies.

And you want to know something really, really sick? I’m saving those books to read to my kids someday. And they’re going to be completely wacko, too.

2 comments:

sherrielr said...

Please do'nt attribute your particular brand of wackiness to me! I'm just saying - there's only so much I'll take credit for...

Brooke said...

Kim I am sorry, but you absolutely kill me. I can't take it. I love your blog and I never comment, but, if this doesn't freak you out something fierce, just know that I am a regular reader of Random Thoughts of Kimness. There is nary a post I don't GOL (guffaw out loud). Love it and love you.