On the way home, she said, "Mom, tell me the funniest thing I don't already know." And thus I came to introduce her to Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey.
I don't know which was cuter, the way she giggled uncontrollably, or the way she would explain to me why they were funny.
Some of the old favorites I was able to remember and share with her:
"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."
"It's sad when a family can be torn apart by something as simple as a pack of wild dogs."
"Children need encouragement. If a kid gets an answer right, tell him it was a lucky guess. That way he develops a good, lucky feeling."After I told her that last one, she said, through her giggles, "It would feel good to think you were lucky, but not as good as to know you knew the answer."
|Jane, in the Alice the Fairy costume she put together for|
"Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day" at school.
|(Alice the Fairy)|