12 November 2008

True Greatness ...?

Sonny Ma-Jiminy and I have just finished reading our first Secret Seven novel together. With a little re-iteration of important points, explanation of trickier things and frequent revisions to help us remember the storyline, Sonny has understood the story and really enjoyed it.

He's enjoyed it so much that he now (like all of us when we were kids) wants to be one of the Secret Seven. He doesn't get alliteration, so he thinks it's fine for there to be a Secret Eight following his inclusion.

SMJ: Mum, I could be one of them. Can we ... (struggles to explain how to write himself in to the adventure) ... open this page (turns to the page with the Secret Seven's pictures and names) and ... put me in here?

Me: I guess we could always imagine that you're one of the Seven.

SMJ: Maybe we could ask God to ...

(What? He's asking for Divine Assistance to become one of the Secret Seven?!?)

SMJ: Maybe God could ... (changing his approach) ... maybe you could turn into a Fairy and make me go in this page here ...?

(So Mummy turning into a Fairy is better than God?!?)

Me: Well, hmm. I'm not sure.


Jen said...

That is so funny. I think that you would make a great fairy and that is so something that Hayden would ask.

Hippomanic Jen said...

That is beautiful. Don't worry, you've got years yet to sort out his theology!

Tracy P. said...

Maybe he thinks you are better at photoshop than God is. And according to his experience, that makes completely good sense. Plus, if God is a Father, putting "my picture in this page here" is so much more of a mom thing than a dad thing. Smart boy, as always!

Givinya De Elba said...

Thanks you lovely people! You always make me feel so good about my family and the silly things we say and do.

I wish I could have you ALL over for dinner tonight because we are making pizzas, and since the yeast comes in 7 gram sachets and I don't like to waste it, I've got one batch of bread dough that will be too much for one family-size pizza. Would anyone like to come over and help us eat our second pizza?

John Ross said...

What a great kid.....and what a great mom.

GreenJello said...

I love homemade pizza!

Here's what I'd do: get a photocopy of the Secret Seven (or two or three), and let him draw himself in with them.

Or if you're really good with PhotoShop, you can scan it in, and add his photo (after you turn it "coloring book" style in PS) to the group.

I guarantee he will have a BLAST drawing himself into the group. And then he can color it. :)

Givinya De Elba said...

That is such a good idea. I'll have to upskill in photoshop.