Evidence that our avoidance of the long arms of Big Burger may be coming to an abrupt and confusing end

Older son, in his unbridled excitement over getting a birthday invitation to a friend's party next weekend, the location of which is a large chain restaurant, tells anyone who will listen in one of those hushed yelling tones, that THE PARTY IS AT OLD MACDONALD'S!

Unsure if this is a parent-escorted party, I sort of want to be there to see what kinds of animals he will attempt to E-I-E-I-O over, and whether or not he'll be able to taxonomically identify Grimace. My guess is that he'll think he's some descendent of
Barbapapa, a character / family which surfaced in a book from The Lovely Wife's childhood. Thank heavens for literate grandparents who hang on to those little tidbits from the formative years.

Which reminds me, I'll be putting up a review of the top 10 kids books with environmental messages soon, so look for that. You can't keep a Barbapapa down, you know.

Posted bythemikestand at 2:28 PM  

3 stepped up to the mike:

Steph said... 3:42 PM, April 21, 2008  

I wonder how disappointed he'll be when Playland doesn't have goats?

Perhaps his sadness will be enough to keep him from ever wanting to eat there again.

richgold said... 12:09 AM, April 25, 2008  

I love Barbapapa. I remember looking at the pictures when I still didn't understand the concept of reading.

Barbapapa came into my world through the colonized hippies who lived down the street. Hurray for Mr and Mrs Hill! I miss your back yard dearly!

Belinda said... 12:25 PM, April 29, 2008  

Don't know Barbapapa, but if you're looking for top 10 enviro books for kids, Bill Peet's have to be included. The Pollutians in Wump World? Farewell to Shady Glade?

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