Story Journal #1

It has begun.

Wonderful, amazing, fascinating concepts and stories made up by/with my child. Not just snippets or insights, but pure imagination.

I though I’d try to record some in this blog, starting with last nights’ gems, during our rides to and from the used book store.

WST – “It’s  rocket ship mommy, let’s blast off!”

OLM – “4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! Where are we going?”

WST – “I don’t know – it’s dark.” (broad daylight out)

OLM – “How about we go to Saturn? Explore the rings of Saturn?” (WST nods) “Will we see aliens there? What will they look like? What color? How many arms?”

WST – “Two arms, and eight legs. They have two eyes and one nose. Two heads.”

OLM  – “How many toes? What color is the alien?”

WST – “Three toes.  Green – like a snake.”

OLM – “Wow, 8 legs and three toes each – that’s a lot of toes! 24!

(Cut off by arrival at bookstore – 45 minute trip inside the book store later)

WST – “Blast off mommy!”

OLM – “Oh, um, right…4, 3, 2, 1, Blast off!”

WST – “There weren’t any aliens mommy. No Aliens.”

OLM – “Oh, hmmm…no, there were no aliens there. Um, no aliens on Saturn. Well, where else would we find aliens? Where should we go?  Mars? Jupiter? Pluto?”

WST – “PLUTO! Let’s go to Pluto mommy!”

OLM – “Brr it’s cold on Pluto – do you have mittens for cold Pluto?”

WST – (mimes putting on mittens) “And a hat, brrr cold.” (mimes putting on hat)

OLM – “It’s cold on Pluto – what will we see there in the cold?”

WST – “SNOW! Oh, I need to take my shoes off” (takes off velcro-strap shoes) “I need boots for snow.” (mimes putting boots on)

OLM – “Don’t take your shoes…oh…um…What will you do on Pluto?”

WST – “Build a snow man and play – Oh! I forgot a jacket.” (mimes putting jacket on) “What will YOU do mommy?”

OLM – ” I will look back at the earth and see how tiny it is.  I will dig a big hole in the snow…”

WST – “to catch the aliens…”

OLM – “Um hmm…what do the aliens look like on cold Pluto? What color – in the snow like on Pluto?”

WST – “Green – and furry – like Elmo.”

OLM – “Curly fur all over like Elmo? Only green?”

WST – “Nooooo, fur like [friend with curly blond hair at school]. And the aliens are afraid.”

OLM – “Oh, what are the aliens afraid of?”

WST – sotto voce “Monsters!”

OLM – “Monsters!  What do the monsters look like?”

WST – ” Black.  And scary.  Green. Black and Green and scary teeth.”

and then we were distracted by home approaching – which is sad, because I wanted to know what happened next…


Children’s Books 2008

I love children’s books.  I have trouble keeping up with reading all the good ones, however.

Here’s some more to add to my “to read list.”

How soon do these show up in the local libraries I wonder? (Assuming they will let me check anything out after the LAST library overdue materials fiasco…)