Tuesday, April 25, 2006

BOOKS: Sopor-iffic!

For the past week, lucky young Master Sam has been showered with birthday gifts from his many friends and admirers, several of whom gave him lovely books that we already cherish dearly. I won't list them all here, but I want to call attention to one in particular, which was sent to him by Wing Chun and Glark, who are always the souls of generosity.

Step 1: The gift arrives in the mail. Much excitement ensues. Sam guesses (incorrectly, we later learn) that it is a pony.

Step 2:
Rusty performs his customary leap-into-the-photo gambit. This is not so much a step as a tradition. Not one to be upstaged by his father, Sam rallies with an impressively goofy mug for the camera.

Step 3: Sam taste tests the wrapping paper. Yes, it's the good stuff.

Step 4: A seasoned gift unwrapping veteran, Sam promptly and with Teutonic efficiency dispatches with the gift wrap.

Step 5:
The book has an IMMEDIATE EFFECT. Do other parents know about the nigh-magical soporific properties of Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book? How do I buy shares in this?


Anonymous said...

I actually yawned when I looked at that last photo. Seriously.

spacepotatoes said...

Aw, happy birthday to Sam!

I've been reading your blog for a while now and just wanted to drop a line to let you know how much I enjoy it. Very funny, well written and thought provoking. You've actually inspired me to go back and reread Alice Munro's Runaway because I was one of those who felt her characters were on the cold side. I'm beginning to appreciate them in a new way now, so thanks!

Plus, it's always reassuring to know that there are people out there as crazy about books as I am :)

Carrie said...

So freakin cute! Happy birthday Sam!

Anonymous said...

It's a great book. My two kids love it. Occasionaly though, due to it's length I must admit that I sometimes skip some pages......I know, bad Mommy!

Anonymous said...

I just hope that Sam appreciates our efforts to buy his love.

landismom said...

I think I read this book to my daughter every night for six months when she was Sam's age. Fortunately, my son prefers the Lorax. ("I am the Lorax! I speak for the trees!")

My silly voice is much better suited for the Lorax than just about any other book I've ever read aloud.

Em said...

Happy Birthday, Sam!
Seuss frightened me when I was small...er. But now we've made our peace, and I can enjoy his crazy foliage as much as the next person.

Andi said...

LOL! Love it. And that's yet another Seuss book I've never read. I was so deprived.