I wrote this post a month ago. More storytelling stuff has happened. More books have been read and more wizard stories have been acted out. I am NOT just twiddling my thumbs...
If you pay attention, you will note that I posted over a month ago. Well, it has been quite the month. Personal stuff:
1. Son and his family moved home; bought a house; son got new job; found a day care for the little one; lived in our apartment for two long, eventful and adorable weeks.
2. Nope. No. #1 is quite enough.
1. Group performance in Woodbury NJ. Thanks to good tellerfriend, Ingrid Bohn,
2. Arts Day at Thos. Jefferson Elementary. So much fun!
1. The Princess in Black books by Shannon Hale; many other picture books; and "A Chinese Fairy Tale" from the Junior Classics - all of these out loud.
2. Some Charlotte MacLeod Sarah Kelling/ Max Bittersohn mysteries. It is wonderful to revisit old favorites as if I never read them at all. Memory loss has an upside.
3. Wishing Day by Lauren Myracle. Just closed the book half an hour ago. Lovely writing. Thoughtful look at the confusion of young teenager hood and the pull to always believe in magic. The book mirrors how I feel after having the little girl here from early morning until bedtime and then, poof!. Honestly, I don't know what to do with myself or what is real anymore.
Well, we play a lot of make believe, the little girl and I. I tell her stories that pop into my head and if she likes them, we act them out - over and over and over again.
There has been a rash of foolish wizards turning fairies into flowers and animals because they love animals and flowers and have no idea how those things occur in the REAL world. We have reached chapter 13 or 14. I am sure I missed one or two when I wrote them down. The last chapter was the best. Tell you more later.