Some friends gave Nora this book for her 2nd birthday. Isn't it cute?
For those of you who don't know, my child is a book nerd. She LOVES to read. She always has, and I pray that her love for reading will continue. It will make school so much easier when the time comes. Anyway, back to the book. It is titled The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, and it's about--you guessed it--a pigeon who is convinced that he wants and needs a puppy, but when he actually meets this puppy, he freaks out and changes his mind. It's quite cute!
Anyway, the point in the story when the pigeon finally meets his beloved puppy, he realizes that puppies are indeed much bigger than pigeons and he gets scared and runs away. He screams at the top of his lungs, "AAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!" And, naturally, whenever we read this story out loud, we must scream at the top of our lungs like the pigeon to get the full effect.
So, after several weeks of reading this story, Nora has this down pat.
For example, this morning Nora was in her room having "room time" while I was doing things around the house. I was in by bedroom on the phone with my hubby when I suddenly hear through the monitor from Nora's room, "AAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!" Now, most parents, when they hear loud screaming coming from their child's room, would rush in to make sure no limbs have been broken or anything like that, but I am fully aware that Nora is simply reading her favorite book and is just making sure she is doing a realistic interpretation of the story.
It's really quite cute. She's an actress in the making or a future "Story Time" lady at the local Barnes & Noble.