Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The power of reading

The kids were all sound asleep in record time. It was 8:30 and I was downstairs when little lady cried out from her room. She was yelling and crying.

I ran upstairs to find her sitting up in her bed, covering her mouth and saying something. I couldn't understand her at first.

"I turned pink!" she wept.

Just like in Pinkalicious, which we had read twice before she fell asleep.

I rubbed her checks, checked her belly and assured her she wasn't pink. Then she dropped back onto her pillow to cuddle under the covers.

Any books turned you a different color?

Do join in Day to Read on January 8, 2009. A group of us are turning off our computers (at least the times when we are on purely for fun) and opening a book, a magazine or a newspaper. Why? Read here to find out.

SMID's Day to Read 2009


Kate said...

LOL! Too funny. I haven't yet had one that made me turn a color, but that would be fun to try out.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! We haven't changed colors around here, my oldest daughter and I have both had dreams about being one of the Three Little Pigs.

Heather said...

That's great! I have turned pink before too, but I think it may have been from the sun.

soccer mom in denial said...

Ha-ha Heather! I forgot that the sun does indeed turn me and my kids pink!

Jenn in Holland said...

I just posted about a book which made me turn red as a fire engine...
Yeah, that's right. How red is my face?
But speaking of colors, do you know the one about turning stripes?
A BAD CASE OF STRIPES by David Shannon. It's delightful!