Thursday, June 28, 2007

Inside LO's head

When LO was younger there were several times a day where she would say something and I would just have to giggle at how her mind works. As she has gotten older, those moments still happen, but not quite as often as they used too. However, the past few days have been a little different and I thought I share a few of my favourites with you all...

LO asked me what a legend is. I explained and then she said, "Like Amelia Bedelia, right?" I replied, "Well, not really but..." She interrupted to explain how Amelia Bedelia flew her airplane all the way across the ocean but got lost in the Atlantic never to be found again. I said, "I think you meant Amelia Earhart."

She just looked at me and started giggling. (Should I be scared of what she is NOT learning in school?)

To keep LO from simply watching TV and playing games on the Internet all summer, we have decided to have our own little book club. We are currently reading "The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden" by the most wonderful and talented Robert J. Avrech of Seraphic Secret. We each read a chapter and then we discuss it. When we first started reading it, she asked me what an Apache Maiden was. She thought this meant she was someone's maid. I explained that an Apache is a member of an Indian tribe. Then she wanted to know if that was like a Cohen or a Levite. Oy, is this kid Jewish or what?

This morning she was marveling over fake grass. They replaced the mulch at her old school with this grass and we saw some of it at Disney World. The conversation went like this:

LO: Why do people want fake grass?

Me: Well, maybe they don't want to cut the grass.

LO: But they could just buy a lamb and have the lamb eat the grass. As long as it doesn't poop on the grass.


Jewish Deaf Motorcycling Dad said...

Wow, the book club sounds like a great idea! I'll have to remember that for when my little ones start reading on their own.

Robert J. Avrech said...


I'm so glad you and Lo are reading my book out loud, and then talking about what you've juts read. That's the perfect way of experiencing this tale. In fact, that's how it was written. I would write a chapter, read it to my son Ariel Chaim ZT'L, and then we would discuss it—often at great length.

Please tell Lo that she too is a Hebrew Kid, er, Kidette.

Jack's Shack said...

That is pretty funny. Kids are great.

The Babka Nosher said...

Still enjoying the image of Ameilia Bedelia flying over the Atlantic...

Kol Ra'ash Gadol said...

Hmm. I'm into the sheep idea. I always loved going to the state fair growing up and mooned over the domestic animals - I particularly love the nubian goats, and the other small goat breeds. Unfortuntely, I don't think my yard produces enough grass to keep one fed.

torontopearl said...

LO truly should have her own blog. She is wise beyond her years yet still a child. Deliciously yummy...enjoy her!

As for Robert's book, it is a wonderful and well-written story; I have it both in hard and soft-cover, and even wrote about the book and its origins in a couple of published articles. That's how taken I was with this piece of historical fiction that Robert -- and Ariel, z"l -- worked on.

Juggling Frogs said...

LO is *adorable*. I love the book club idea. We'll have to try that with my daughters.

I've been reading Seraphic Secret, but didn't realize he wrote children's books. If he wrote it, it must be good.

Someday (in your copious spare time), it would be great to collect all the LOisms into a booklet. You could save it to give to her fiance, or read from it at her wedding.

All the best,