Growing a Critter

We’re growing him on the outside now

Window shopping at the bookstore at Easter time March 20, 2008

Filed under: development,health,home training — crittermama @ 9:03 am

I stopped by Union Station this morning before coming to the office to get a coffee, and happened to walk by the bookstore. Easter displays were up front, of course, and I glanced at a few books to see what I might get for the Critter’s Easter basket. There were a few about the story of Easter and God’s love for us, and I’ll probably get one of those for the Critter.

…And then there was The Velveteen Rabbit. And Puff the Magic Dragon. Oh my. I’m a big ol’ sap these days and am quick to emote, especially when babies, dogs, cats, wildlife or any other thing that doesn’t have the power that grown-ups do are involved. But MAN. Those stories just really get me. The rabbit is REAL. Little Jackie Paper doesn’t come back and Puff is LONELY. I had to leave the store lest I start boo-hooing in front of hundreds of commuters.

On a happier note, the Critter got his second tooth yesterday! We could see it coming up, but it hadn’t broken through until yesterday morning. CHOMP.

Here he is, exploring the cherry tree we planted for him last fall. It’ll be in full bloom within a couple of days!



6 Responses to “Window shopping at the bookstore at Easter time”

  1. Heather Says:

    Having a child brings back such a flood of memories of your own childhood – especially the books we all loved! Along the Easter theme – “Guess How Much I Love You” is wonderful, too. Puff was kind of ruined for me, though, when I found out about the marijuana connection! Love all the pictures by the way!

  2. Melisa Says:

    There is this great book called “On the Day You Were Born”. Maybe I will get it for the critter just to make you cry!

  3. cici Says:

    ah,….what joy. Babies are truly a gift.. thanks for sharing

  4. Hillary Says:

    Josh and I have Puff and not only did we both cry when reading it to Graham, but it is now banned in our house because we have realized it is a terrible, sad story that is not fit for children or sensitive adults. Ha! His scales FALL OFF. What kind of sadistic stories were Peter, Paul and Mary into? I have a feeling Hans Christian Anderson might end up in the burning book pile too, as I seem to recall something about a mermaid who gets legs and then dies.**

    **Post is kidding about burning books. Kinda.

  5. Alison Says:

    I know what you mean about tearing up about the most random things in books and movies. It’s crazy! Initially, saying the little “now I lay me down to sleep” prayer with Sarabeth almost brought me to tears at the “if I should pass before I wake” part. It’s really insane.

  6. Jennifer Says:

    We actually sing different words to the “rockabye baby” lullaby. I change the last part from “and down will come baby, cradle and all” to “And Mommy will catch you, cradle and all” because I thought the original verse sounded too scary, and I am a big old dork like that.
    One of the best parts of being a parent, however, is sharing your old favorite books with your child and seeing his joy at his discovery of them. And also fun: discovering and enjoying new books together! When the Critter is a little older, you must must must read “Duck for President” or “Dooby Dooby Moo.”

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