Monday, January 25, 2016

Nonsense

If we were meeting somewhere for coffee this morning, I would groan and tell you that winter sucks and we're barely slogging thru.  You'd probably roll your eyes and remind me that in America they got like a billion feet of snow and that London Adjacent barely ever dips below freezing.  I would be butt-hurt that you think I complain too much and I would remind you that I've lost my favorite travel coffee mug and my life is basically over.

At which point you'd probably leave.

I'd probably stay a while bc my life is awesome.  Kids are in school all day every day and I have exactly zero responsibilities after I drop them off.

Ya'll.  Scott is finally a reader.  I was THISCLOSE to resigning myself to the fact that it just wasn't going to happen- apparently some people just ARE NOT READERS.  THE HORROR!!!

But on the way to Germany over Christmas he randomly piped up from the backseat 'hey mama have you ever heard of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books? Can you get me one?'

I literally couldn't pull up the amazon app fast enough.  ANYTHING YOU WANT, BABY, ANYTHING AT ALL, AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO READ, YOU CAN HAVE ANY DAMN THING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

Luckily, we spent a few days with Andrea before we went to the hotel and of course her kid is already a fantastic reader and has the entire series and let Scott borrow one.  The rest were waiting when we got home and he literally has his nose in one of them at all times.

And it's not like the Horrid Henry fiasco of a few months ago when he was literally just holding an open book in front of his face and pretending to read.  He is ACTUALLY reading them.

I'm literally getting choked up thinking about it.  I've said a zillion times that as many amazing things as my mama did throughout my life, the one thing that means more than anything to me in the ENTIRE WORLD is that she made me a reader.  Did she make me a reader? Can you make someone a reader? Who knows.  But she encouraged me to read and she never ever censored what I chose, even when I started reading Tommyknockers in the eighth grade and I know she wanted to burn it.  And now Scott is a reader too.

As a reward, we bought the movie, which I thought was so-so, nowhere near as good as Alexander.  But that's another way I could tell he's actually reading these books- he knew everything that was about to happen.

Have you seen it? It's all right. I guess the take-away is that you're supposed to be yourself and love your friends even if they're sort of dorky.

Warren missed the ENTIRE point.  I found this list yesterday in the office.

In case you can't read his atrocious writing, it's a list of things that Greg thinks will make him cool.  Basically, it's How to Be Douchy 101. Carry your backpack with one strap, dress cool, don't say anything weird, be friends with cool kids, and something about a chin? Ugh.

My kid is going to be the Mean Girl.  Mean Boy.

But Scott's a reader!!! Let's focus on that.

2 comments:

  1. That's awesome! Readers don't ever get bored. They just pull out a book. The note was funny. My son is 25 and still writes like that.

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    1. 25 and still writing like that? That's not very encouraging!! ;)

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