Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Further Adventures With The Boy

The Girl loves Eric Carle's books. I like them too, but not so much after the five hundreth reading. I do like how I can get her upstairs in seconds by promising to read The Very Quiet Cricket or The Very Hungry Caterpillar though.

Justin was feeling some ennui towards these books too when The Girl asked for yet another one at bedtime. He complained, "Does he write anything but books about insects?" The Boy responded, "Well of course they aren't all about insects. He wrote The Very Busy Spider. Spiders eat insects. They aren't insects."

Justin said, "True, they are arachnids." And The Boy, who just bought himself a book of Greek mythology with his birthday money said, "Of course. They must be named after Arachne. Athena turned her into a spider and arachnid sounds like Arachne."

It's a pity he doesn't want to be homeschooled. I don't think I'd have to do any work. He seems to figure it all out on his own.

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