Thursday, August 19, 2010

she makes me laugh

Sloane and I always snuggle together and read a bit before lights out. Last night she snapped her graphic novel shut and looked up at me with a disgusted expression. "Man! Shakespeare sure is weird." she said.

The book? Romeo and Juliet.

Maybe she's right.

August Break, day 11. Photo: The words and image in this post are only related by the fact that I found them both to be adorable. The picture is of one of my students on the first day of school. See why I love my job?

26 comments:

Shaista (Lupus in Flight) said...

Man! Shakespeare sure can be weird!! If Romeo had just used the chicken feather to check Juliet's breathing... so impatient, so dramatic :)

Dandy said...

That is too funny. She's right, you know!

HKatz said...

Love the photo! A kid full of happiness, fun and wonder :)

Tracy said...

Oh, that is so sweet, and so funny too! But you know, she may be young, but she is bold enough to say what she thinks--I like that! And, when you stop and think about it, there is a LOT of weirdness in Shakespeare. So many convoluted plots, so much drama, dysfunction, toxic characters... I think I'm just at a point where I want positive stories! haha... That photo is adorable, Relyn--what a cutie-pie! Happy Weekend to you & yours ((HUGS))

Sarah said...

Funny! I love the fact that children can just say what they think honestly without years of knowledge hanging over them and getting in the way!
Thanks for all your comments yesterday-and thanks Sloane and friend for the vote of confidence on the scissors!

Cinner said...

Relyn, Sloan is just lovely, those beautiful eyes. I never read Shakespeare until high school. I like she speaks her mind. she must get her love of books from you. be well, your a treasure. hugs.

Derrick said...

I'm sure, at Sloane's age, I didn't even know Shakespeare or how weird he can be!
Thanks for your visits!

Amy said...

I'm gonna have to agree with her on that one. At the very least, he's a TAD bit dramatic ...

Patti said...

Out of the mouths of babes...and I have to agree with Sloane! Cute pic!

Gigi said...

Weird, but oh so wonderful!

Oh, that photo of your student is just pure gold.

xoxo Gigi

Jo said...

That's a cheeky pic of your cute student! Sloane says it like it is - how refreshing, x

Marilyn said...

Those sweet faces greeting me each morning would make my heart jump with JOY. I sat with my snow cone this week watching sweet faces dance in the Beverly Cleary fountain.

Love that Sloane would think to comment on Shakespeare like that. She is so perceptive.

Kamana said...

lol. i would love to know if she maintains that opinion a few years down the line.

Gayle said...

Love your student's photo and Sloane's words! Both so cute!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

She is such a little doll. I'm trying to imagine my child reading Shakespeare at that age...nope, can't imagine it. She was very much into the Goosebump books at that age.

beth said...

out of the mouth of babes.....

but i do think she's right :)

Erin Wallace said...

At her age I would have thought Romeo and Juliet was pretty strange, too!

xo Erin

Lara said...

Shakespeare is definitely a little weird. :)

And I think that picture is adorable!

honey & sage said...

she is *so* beautiful! and to be her age and have an opinion about romeo and juliet? well, let me just say she is so lucky!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Adorable...what a good face:)
-Jennifer

Oliag said...

Such a perfect portrait...adorably cropped...and she just cracked me up too:)

elizabeth said...

Ha. Out of the mouths of (babes).

Georgianna said...

Adorable photo, spunky and joyful and precious! Not sure what to think about her thoughts on the Bard. But I didn't fall for him until I was 12 so I guess there's time. :) Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. xoxo

TheChicGeek said...

Relyn, you've given me a giggle this morning :) Thank You! Sloane is beautiful and you are truly blessed. Enjoy your little angel, and Kudos to you for reading Shakespeare with her. You're a good, good Mamma!
Love and Hugs,
Kelly

Elle Bee said...

Haha, I love the "weird" declaration. I might have to agree! Love the cute photo of your student.

Jeanie said...

BIG grins. The biggest grin is that she's reading Shakespeare!

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