We bought new toothbrushes and toothpaste a couple of months ago which included a mail-in book offer. One of the choices was Fox in Socks and today it arrived in the mail. I don't think the other kids realized just why this was such a big deal to my fifteen-year-old son and I, although my five-year-old seemed awfully excited. After lunch we sat down for the big read-aloud. Mistake #1 occurred within the first few pages, so I started over (hey, I'm still working towards that perfect reading). Reading #2 was near the end when I inserted a "sir" that wasn't there. Good grief - not even a tongue-twister! We didn't get much further because at that time all the kids squealed and I turned to see Lily standing at the end of the couch, vomitting her lunch (spaghetti, an unfortunate choice) on the floor. With the carpet cleaning and bath that followed, the book was shelved. Literally.
I'm excited to introduce our all-time favorite read-aloud to my newest crop of kids. Maybe, just maybe, one day I'll post about that elusive perfect reading. Stay tuned.