Let me express something. Everyone needs both of these items. They make life and families and people and driveways better.
We’ve read The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare a few times, but it’s one of those gems that’s just better with familiarity. I read it first with my big boys when they were little. It was one of those “you’ve got to read this now while they’re impressionable” suggestions. So naturally, I tried to impress them and we read it. And even they–my Harry Potter loving, Pokemon playing tikes–talked about it. My boys even asked. me. questions. about the story and characters. I know, as an English major, I about died with happiness that we were conversing on THEME and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.
Then, we’ve enjoyed it a few times (seriously, more than once) with Tommy as he’s grown old enough to listen.
And, I will freely admit, I’ve read it on my own, for my personal enjoyment, at least twice. And I’m not a boy. And I’m older than twelve. It’s just that good and the story is just that timeless. So do yourself a favor and enjoy it with your kids in the next few weeks. I’d love to hear what you (and they) think.
And sidewalk chalk. We happen to live in a great part of the country that feels like spring when it’s spring. So my kids are outside, in the sunshine, getting dusted all day by a bevy of faded chalk colors. And then the broken pieces we (meaning I) keep salvaging are being used as weapons. Hence, new chalk purchase. Will come in a handy bucket in a few days and help pass the weekend time. Outside. Away from Roblox. Get me?