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April 23, 2016

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OK, I can totally, TOTALLY, wait 23 days to get a post like this one. you're my geeky family heroes, that's who you are!

but I hope I don't have to wait 23 more days for the next one! (and it's nearly 4 am and I'm still awake so I probably don't sound very coherent)

I've just read the Little House books for the first time this year!

The only poetry I've checked myself on recently is The King's Breakfast as a sort of bedtime story for Tay. :)

Did your boys not like the Little House books? Or are you just glad to get them out again? I loved sharing my favorite books from childhood with my sons. (Little Women, Prydain Chronicles, Wizard of Earthsea books, most of Eleanor Este's stuff).

My oldest son hated the Little House books, and his emphatic reaction to them colored the other boys' feelings as well. I've read LHitW and LHotP a few times over the years, but never any of the others.

I loved reading the Little House books with my oldest! I especially loved By the Shores of Silver Lake. And the portrait of a family coming together during the Long Winter was inspiring. But oh, the racism. That I did not remember from my childhood readings. It certainly provided lots of discussion. But I found I had to skip parts because I couldn't bring myself to say them out loud. So my 5 year old and I have stopped for now with Little House in the Big Woods and will start up with Little House on the Prairie when she's a bit older.

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