Wednesday, June 28, 2006

School's Out for Summer...

I think Will may be old enough for me to introduce Alice Cooper's anthem to him at last! School is out as of 11:55 this morning. PS139 was a mass of swarming humanity - it was crazy!


Took Will and George, his buddy, along with George's little sister and Alex, to McDonald's in Forest Hills and then Barnes & Noble. Holy crap, it's hot. I think I sweated off a pound (from my lips to God's ears) just waiting on the 20-minute line at McDonald's. Yes, you read that right. George's mom, Theresa, and I were on line for 20 minutes. Take that fact as a testament to the love I hold for my children. Points be damned, by the time I got to the counter I was famished so I treated myself to a BLT Ranch chicken sandwich and a LARGE iced coffee. (How awesome is it that McDonald's has iced coffee now?)



Will and George chose the same books - maybe a summer reading book club? - Dracula vs. Grampa at the Monster Truck Spectacular and The Day My Butt Went Psycho. I love my son.

I feel the need to pull a descriptive quote from The Day My Butt Went Psycho, which could possibly be my favorite title of all time: "the story of a brave young boy and his crazy runaway butt... It's a story you and your butt will never forget!"






And as for Dracula vs. Grampa: "Grampa and Wiley meet Colonel Dracula, whose primo vampire truck turns out to feed on some pretty sinister "gas".

I think I see a pattern in my son's reading habits.

13 comments:

Stacey said...

runaway butt??

Roe said...

Hey, I don't write 'em I just buy 'em.

Linda Sheridan said...

That McD's is the worst for lines, that was where I told you about the girl interviewing with the ipod. Then you have all the brats from Russell Sage hanging out there like it's a night club. The employees in there are like zombies. Butt (ha) how was their iced coffee? That book sounds cute.

Yesterday I purchased a really nice, funny sex ed book for Ian and I to discuss sexuality and health with Amanda, called "It's Perfectly Normal" by Robie H. Haris. Some of the illustrations of an ejaculation or pregnancy are hilarious (there's cute little cartoon strips-it's written for kids 10 and up. Explicit but tasteful.) I mentioned that we purchased a special book for her, she peeked in the bag and nearly ran away. :). Sigh, it's going to be a long summer. But she's going to be discussing this in school this coming year, thought we'd beat em to it.

Nancy said...

Robie Haris's books are among the most challenged books in the US. She has a few that are considered to be the best when dealing with talking with children about sex. Many libraries have banned these books from their libraries because of the frank discussions and depictions in the books.

Linda Sheridan said...

Well, Ian and I will try to get her to read a few pages at a time, go over questions. One day at a time.

Roe said...

Let us know how it goes - I know when the time comes for us to have that conversation, I'm going to want to be heavily medicated (just kidding... I think...).

Stacey said...

I remember being horrified by a book I was shown as a kid, because I saw it at a friend's house without my parents. Maybe if they'd been there, I wouldn't have thought that there was a high chance you could get pregnant in a bathtub. (I was young.)

Linda Sheridan said...

Once when I lived in Coop city, a couple lost their virginity in my bathtub. Gratefully, no pregnancy ensured.

In this book, every few graphs, there's a reminder you can get pregnant.

Linda Sheridan said...

ensued!

Roe said...

Egad! Then again, who knows what happened in my bathtub before I moved into this apartment? :-)

Lauren said...

We were just reading the guestbook in Virginia Beach and some couple wrote this long note about how romantic it was to lose thier virginity there. Some one else censored it "for the children." You know, all those children who read guestbooks.

Linda Sheridan said...

ha ha, that's funny!

Roe said...

People scare the crap outta me sometimes. Honestly, they really do.