Wednesday, July 16, 2014

D.E.A.R. ---> D.E.A.L.

 Every now and then we declare a D.E.A.R Day, drop everything and read. Not that long ago I read the book, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, a queer story full of allegories. It was on the kid's reading list so the plan was for them to read it, after reading it I thought it would be better for them to listen to it on audiobook.
 Today, we decided to make it a D.E.A.L....drop everything and listen. We hooked up the computer to the TV and the kids made comfy spots, the boy a nest.
Sweet tart made a multi-use bed with four stations.
Now we are listening as some zucchini bread is baking in the oven. Every once in awhile pausing to discuss all the crazy allegories and analogies throughout the story.

While a book is good when read alone, every now and then it is better to share.

“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”

and...“You may not see it now but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else..... for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.”

Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth 

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