"She refused to be bored, chiefly because she wasn't boring." Zelda Fitzgerald

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Reading For The Heat

We've been spending a lot of time indoors hiding from the crazy heat lately.(Hello insane power outages just south of us!) Lots of darkened rooms, still activities and many, many giant glasses of water. The boys are pretty happy as long as they get their naptimes in, keep drinking enough, keep the playdoh in regular use and read a lot of stories. Its is wintertime in reverse....hunker down and keep cool instead of hunker down and stay warm. So we wrack our brains for new derivations on salad for dinner, and try to keep busy while largely still.

We're reading The Long Winter together with our feet propped up in front of the windows hoping to catch a passing breeze....which seems exactly right. Reading the shivery story of The Great Chill of 1880 feels like the perfect remedy for The Great Heat Wave of 2012, even if it was an accident on my part. Wondering what in the world to read next when I finish this with the boys. Anyone else have any great chilly tales that come to mind? For me or for the boys? I will also take suggestions for "take me away" warm and golden stories to stockpile for wintertime. Balance is good, even in literature!
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