Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Lie-Bee

Blizzards are a part of life in North Dakota. When one is on the way, I always check my supply of food, bottled water, supplies, and... library books? Part of my blizzard-readiness checklist is making sure we have enough fresh library books to get through the storm. (I-guy dubbed it the "lie-bee" when he was two and couldn't say "library" very well). There's nothing cosier than snuggling up on the couch and reading together.

On our visits to the library, I am always amazed that we are often the only people in the whole children's section. I know I can't be the only one that gets ready and loads up the stroller with a towering stack of books (there's not usually room for a kid in there)!

Lately, the kids and I have been reading about medieval times. Yesterday I-guy was showing me what he's learned by "reading" me a book about how to become a knight. He got to the page showing the weapons a knight used.

He pointed to the mace and said, (in I-guy speak), "dat one's for bappin' people on da head."

The he pointed to the lance, "dat one's for knockin' 'em off "dare" horses."

Finally he pointed to the sword, "dat one's for choppin' 'em up into mincemeat!"

(He got the "mincemeat" part from another book... some of those fairytale versions are a little violent).

I tried not to fall off the couch laughing while at the same time wondering if I should be concerned! :)


***This is my entry to win a camera in the "Capture the Educational Moment" Contest sponsored by Spunky and Academic Superstore.

I've never entered a blog-constest before- fun stuff!

12 comments:

jettybetty said...

I-guy is precious!

I love the library--still!

Do you have a blizzard on the way?

Hope you win the contest...

jettybetty said...

I suppose I should have said I love the lie-bee still--much cuter!

Anne said...

JB: Well, yesterday it got up to 90. Sunday we have a chance for snow! The leaves are falling off the trees and winter is not far from my mind. I guess the only month that is has not snowed in ND is July. Crazy!

jettybetty said...

I think I remember you had snow about this time last year??? Yep, that's pretty crazy--but we have a different kind of crazy weather here!

Anne said...

Yeah, we had a big storm mid-October last year. Texas does have some crazy weather too! I think I prefer cold to extreme heat though. Hot baths and lattes and cozy sweaters just aren't good on hot days! Are you used to the heat, JettyBetty or does it bother you?

Princess Ruby said...

AH, good ol' Nort' Dakota winters, eh? Don't miss dem ones a bit. Sounds like I-guy is talking like a true Nort' Dakotan, eh?

Anne said...

Come on, Princess Ruby, don't you miss it... even a little? Yah, my Nort' Dakota boy talks like dem sometimes! Did you pick up any of the accent when you lived here?

jettybetty said...

I am NOT used to the heat--17 summers in Texas now--and I can't get used to it. I would love to live in the mountains in the summer ;-).

Princess Ruby said...

Well, being that I am from Upper Michigan I think I fit right in up dere in Minot! Now I find myself starting to talk like a southern gal...

Sprittibee said...

So cute! I miss those baby talk days. My daughter only has a few words she messes up now that she's 7 (she's the youngest of my two). The word she's said recently is FOR-A-JEN (foreign). "Why do they call other countries for-a-jens, Mommy?" Hahaha!

I am enjoying reading through all of Spunky's entries!
I'm having the same contest on my blog on the 23rd... so if you don't win, come post another entry there. :)

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