Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Score one for the aunt

For Easter this year, I gave Brennan one of our favorite books, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type. Since he is such a fan of all things farming, I thought he would enjoy a story about cows who go on strike until they get electric blankets. I mean, really, though, who wouldn't enjoy such a tale? 

The book was a hit, so I bought a few more of Doreen Cronin's duck and cow books for the Jones kiddos. I may not buy a lot of toys for Brennan and Alexandra, or for our kids, for that matter, but I am a sucker when it comes to books. I take after my mother that way.  

Sherri told me on a few occasions that every time they read one of the books in this series, Brennan cracks up—guffaws, even—like it is the first time he has ever heard the story. Last night he told Sherri, "Mom, Aunt Debbie buys funny books. Why don't you buy funny books?" 

Nothing could have made me smile bigger. Chalk up one point for me, and one new book for B. Keep an eye out for an Amazon box, buddy. Flattery will get you all the books you can handle.  

2 comments:

  1. All caught up - phew! Thanks for sharing the great tales and pics!
    - Tracy

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  2. Deb, I have always been a fan of your style. Home decor, your wardrobe and your children are always dressed to the nine.
    Lets not forget your mad skills in the kitchen as well as the wet bar.

    Now I have never had a Amazon box on my front porch, but I think ups could find me. Let me know if you need my address!
    Jeana

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