My little characters have my heart and even more so that they're still recovering from being sick. They all look a bit thin and less sparkly than usual. Wan. But they had great fun choosing their costumes representing some of our favorite books.
(Peter from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
(Edmund from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Happy today that there was no last minute drama like last year when Big Sister declined to participate. Until after she got to school. Funny that. She didn't remember her fussing last year, but only that I'd specially made her Olivia pig ears and that she enjoyed it. They say the mind represses trauma.
(Lettice the Ballerina Bunny Rabbit)
(Susan from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
BABY SISTER: We are learning about growing in The Nursery. Yesterday we planted seeds.
BIGGEST BROTHER: It will be nice to see what grows.
ME: Tell us what grows.
BABY SISTER: We are growing. Animals grow.
BIG SISTER: Humans grow, we're animals, too.
BIGGEST BROTHER: We're part of the mammal family.
BABY SISTER: No we're NOT! We're part of the [our last name] family! [Left unsaid was "Sheesh. And I thought these guys knew somethin' about the world! Do I have to tell them everything? This is unsettling."]
So much to say and lots to learn. Happy reading one and all.