Monday, July 4, 2016
Question of the Month and Stretchy Socks
It's time once again for the Question of the Month hosted by Michael D'Agostino. This month's question is: What was the first book/series that you fell in love with?
The first book was James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. My teacher read it to our class in the second grade just before lunch. She read a chapter a day. I couldn't wait for the next day so I could hear another chapter! As far as a series goes, I really liked the Nancy Drew series. I think I have every book in the series. (That's a lot of books!)
Do you have a favorite first book/series?
Now for the story.
"Mom," my twelve-year-old son said as he came down the stairs. "I can still fit into my baby socks!"
I couldn't believe it. "Are you sure about that?"
He pointed at his feet. "These are the ones I wore when I was two years old."
I looked down at them and squinted. "Are you sure?" They looked vaguely familiar, but I wasn't sure they were actually his baby socks.
"Yeah." He took them off and showed me. They looked slightly misshapen. Like they'd been stretched about five times their original size. "I've been working at it, and I can fit into them, again!"
Apparently those were his favorite socks. Guess they'll be around a few more years.
To all of my American friends, I'd like to wish you a happy Fourth of July!