So, I can only interpret the less than enthusiastic responses to this blog post as what you get from children after a full day of school, when they are ready to move on to some relaxing free time activities, and are less than ready to participate in a book discussion with their slightly unusual mother.
Toa of Boy's response to my question of his favorite book was immediate. "I don't know!" He said with a grin, "I haven't read them all!"
"Yes," I acknowledged, "but of the books you've read, which has been your favorite?"
"I don't know," he stated again. "They are all so cute. I can't decide, Mommy!" At this point, he flopped on the couch, turned himself upside down, hung his head where his feet should be, and kicked his feet in the air knocking off the throw cover for the upteenth time that day. "I can't decide, Mommy. I can't decide!"
Mommy went off in search of a conversation that did not involve watching my living room be undone piece by piece.
Here is how my interview with Sweetling went:
Sweetling: "I have lots of favorite books, and I really couldn't choose just one."
Me: "Do you have a few top picks you'd like to list?"
S: "The Harry Potter books."
S: "They are very well written and the plot is very well thought out."
M: "Do you have any other books you'd like to list."
S: (gives me a look only a preteen girl can master.)
M: "Well, you said you had a lot of books that were your favorite, so I just want to give you the opportunity to name a few others."
S: "Ok. The Molly Moon series." (At least, I think that's what she said. I had never heard of them, and I'm surely not going back upstairs to disturb the Sweetling again to ask for a clarification.)
M: (who isn't always that quick on the uptake) "Because?"
S: "Do I have to think of a reason for all of these?"
M: "No, I guess not."
S: (silent stare. Not quite the look, but close.)
M: "Do you want me to go away now?"
S: "Yes. Please."
So there you have it. I feel like I should sign off as, "Keeping it Real in Ohio."
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