Last week Number One Son said, “I can’t stand to watch that movie another time,” about Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone. Everything came to a screeching halt. We stared at him. Did he really say that? He looked around at us all. “What? I’m getting kind of tired of it.”
Harry Potter only entered his consciousness two months ago. He has six more books to read, and seven more movies to watch. He can’t get tired of HP yet. The rest of the family has not tired of HP yet.
Number Two Son (who can’t yet read) said, “Aww.”
RocketMan said nothing.
I said, “It’s okay. Maybe he just needs a break. We can watch it when he’s not around.”
All hope is not yet lost. While he and his brother play Harry Potter less, he still wants Harry Potter Legos and the Harry Potter Lego game for Wii.
I successfully distracted him from reading Chamber of Secrets because I wanted him to get a taste of more age-appropriate literature. I guess I was more successful than I meant to be. However, he knows that Chamber of Secrets awaits and still really wants to read it.
In the meantime he just finished reading Rachel Vail’s Justin Case: School, Drool and Other Daily Disasters (he calls it hilarious) about a third grade worry wart. He loved it. Now he is reading the first Percy Jackson.
So, all you Mama and Papa Bears out there, what books do you struggle to get your kids to read? What books are you totally over? What books do you still love reading over and over?