Wednesday, December 3, 2008


In an effort to get into the Christmas mood, we have been monopolizing our local library’s copy of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” I suppose the whole not sharing thing isn’t very much in the spirit of Christmas, but we take it back to the Library every now and again so that someone else can have the pleasure of borrowing it too.

There was one week in November that we probably watched it fifty times. We watched it so often, in fact, that my illiterate three year old can now sit down with the book and “read” it to me. It’s really cute. He’ll drag that big old book onto his lap, with the crooked smile on his lips that he gets when he is about to do something smart, turn to the first page and start the story.

Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot…

He’ll read and turn pages; he’ll do the Grinch voice. There are some parts, though, with words he’s not sure of. I guess Boris Karloff doesn’t always annunciate that well. Those words that he doesn’t know for sure are the best.

He took the Who-pudding! He took the roast beast! Him…clim…shim quick as a flash. Grinch en…tush…sma…sham of Who-hash!

Or something like that. However it goes, I just love being read to. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy and it makes my little man proud. I think it is safe to say that he does the Grinch as well as Boris Karloff ever did.


Lauralei said...

That is wonderful..oh how I look forward to being read to by a three year old someday...

Bethany Streng said...

auntie b wants a personal reading please!

Granddad said...

I wish he had read to me last night. I probably would have wet myself!

TMCPhoto said...

I love being "read" to. I wish Seuss was the preferred author of choice but my daughter loves Ted Dewan's Bing Bunny books.

My 2 year old "reads" us Bing Bedtime now every night. It's my favorite thing in the whole world, even better than chocolate. I can hear my won reading style while she reads and I don't know whether to be teary eyed with pride or to laugh so hard my sides hurt and my pants get a little damp.

now to pull out the video camera and post it on Youtube