Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Zaya recently discovered Garfield, and he's been reading and re-reading the few books that we had out. You don't know confusing until a four-year-old tries to describe a comic strip to you while giggling.
As we were sorting through the things in the backroom (which is fast becoming my den. Yea!!) we came across Art's collection of Garfield books from his childhood. I opened that box up for the kids yesterday evening and they were so excited. In the picture above they are reveling in their new treasure trove.
I was also a huge Garfield fan as a kid (okay, and teenager) but my dear, sweet clean-freak of a husband convinced me to get rid of my Garfield paraphernalia, including a clock and vintage stuffed animals, only last year. Little did we know that we were raising new fans. They would've loved that stuff! Oh well. It's not like they don't have enough stuffed animals in their rooms...but I do wonder if I can still buy a Garfield clock somewhere.
The picture was taken at 6:30 yesterday evening and my children were wearing their pajamas. "What a dedicated and organized mother!" you might say. Ha! The truth is that they had worn those pajamas all day. We didn't step one solitary little toe out the front door all day. The rest of the week is going to be hectic, but for one day, at least, we had peace and warmth. (You'll notice that Mim is also wearing a scarf. At least it wasn't the full set of princess regalia.)