Wednesday, July 9, 2008

One fish, two fish, red fish. . . .

Received One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish today. One of my favorite Seussian books.

Started to read it to Brody. Never made it past the 4th page.

Because on that page, we learn about the old fish, and the new fish, which is a baby fish in a stroller. We also learn about a fish in a car.

The layout of the pages are that the new fish in the stroller and the fish in the car are on the same page.

This was our conversation:

Brody: (pointing to stroller) Boat.

Me: No, honey, that's a stroller.

silence

Brody: Boat (pointing to stroller)

Me: Okay, yes. Boat.

Brody: Car (pointing to car)

Me: Yes (turning the page)

Brody: (turning back the page and pointing to stroller) Boat.

Me: Yes, yes that's a boat. Very good.

Brody: (pointing to car) Boat.

Me: Yes, that's a boat too. They are both boats.

Brody: Both boats! Both boats!

Me: Yes, both boats.

silence while Brody contemplates the stroller.

Brody: Car! (pointing to stroller, that he just insisted was a boat)

Me: Ok, yes, that is a car.

Brody: (pointing to car) Car!

Me: Yes, that is a car.

Brody's attention shifted back to the stroller.

Brody: (pointing to stroller) Boat!

Then he decided he was too tired to read further. As was I.

3 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

This sounds familiar. Kevin's at the age where he just likes one page in a book. And calls anything at all round on that page a ball. Finally said football a few weeks ago, so at least things can be balls or footballs now.

Kristin said...

LOL! Too funny!!

Sounds just like a toddler "reading" a book. Lately I can't get past 2-3 pages before Gavin is turning the pages back and doing the same exact thing.

Robyn said...

Ha Ha! totally.