After watching the movie Tangled several times, Zoe told me that she’d love to have the book. I found it for $2.99 on Amazon and bought it that evening. I told her that the book would arrive in a box in a couple of days. Soon after, it arrived.
– Mommy, my Tangled book!!! Can I keep it forever?
– Yes of course! When we borrow books from the library we return them but when we buy them, we can keep them.
– Yes!!! But Mommy, next time can we buy it in Books and Books (a Miami independent bookstore we love to visit).
– Sure! Why?
– Because it’s more fun to go to the bookstore than to get a box. Can we read it now? Pleeeeeasseeee?
(I start reading it)
– “Rapunzel’s magical hair kept Mother Gothel young and beautiful”
– But mommy… in the movie the bad guys say “The old lady told me to do it…” and the book says she’s young… that’s silly. Is she old or young?
– Hmmm.. I think the book is right, she looks quite young, maybe the bad guys didn’t see very well. (When in doubt, trust the book!)
– OK Mommy, keep reading
– “Rapunzel had never seen another person except Mother Gothel”
– No…! She also saw her parents, when she was a baby. Look. (She flips back to the image of baby Rapunzel with her parents). See? Her eyes are open. She saw them.
– Well, perhaps what they mean is that she didn’t remember seeing other people because you don’t really remember things you see as a baby.
– Oh OK, keep reading…
I remember when reading a book was such a simple task…