Monday, October 3, 2011
Little Girls and Big Books
I got to know a tiny little girl a little bit better this weekend. Her name is Josie and she's the most stubborn 1 1/2 year old I've ever had the privilege to meet. She has big brown eyes and wavy brown hair and a rusty diaper from riding in the Radio Flyer. She loves her Uncle Ben best and refuses to nap. She wears her parents out and wants to do it all and all her own way. She won me over by bringing me "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" to read to her rather than the asinine children's books they print these days. I kissed the top of her head and wished her good wishes because I was that little girl once with the defiant tilt of a chin and big books in hand that made me angry because I couldn't read them yet. I can most certainly read them now; they make up the conglomerate of my life. So, Josie, stick to the big books and keep your enormous will. You'll need them. Oh, how you are going to need them.