Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Stub-born! Lives here!
I believe that Cooper cried hysterically -- like the kind that you worry your neighbors can hear -- for approximately 40 minutes tonight over story time. He was upset because I picked Mason's room for story time. This just put him over the edge.
Against my better judgement I still let the turkey have a story -- one on one -- in his own room. But I'm glad I did. We read that Sesame Street classic, The Monster At The End of This Book. If you're familiar it's page after page of Grover pleading with the reader not to turn the pages of the book because, well the title says it all, there is a monster at the end. Cooper was so frightened that when I told him to turn the page at one point he literally said, "I don't want to turn the page, I'll get in trouble."
Then he asked me to read it, again. As a test I gave in (I wanted to see if it would have the same impact/thrill). About two pages in he panicked and grabbed the book and held the pages shut to prevent me from turning any more pages.
PS -- I can hear Mason softly humming the Star Wars score.