“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”


"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Monday, September 28, 2009

And so it begins...

Apparently the whole "genetic code/nature" thing is taking root already, as my boy displayed twice today.

Part one occurred at school, where my wife informs me he spent a good part of his outside playtime chatting up a young lady in the kindergarten class above him on the swing, to include taking her over to play with the little sister for bonus points and all that. Really, I didn't teach him any of it yet, honest - it just happened on his own from a very early age (heck, the boy tried to check under the pants of his older god-sister at his first birthday party...) - but I can see he's going to be a bit of a handful in that department.

Part two was an even better smile though. We went to the local "art district" to do a bit of walking around and grab dinner out for the family. While there we unfortunately found out that one of our local niche (sci-fi/mystery/children's) bookstores is closing down :( - but they had a good deal on closeout stock, so we spent some time browsing around. During which Jacob was determined to find books of his own as well - we have been blessed in that both of them have inherited our love of books. So, after looking around for a bit he comes back with a copy of The Boggart by Susan Cooper; not one I've read before but just reading the back cover and I was more than happy. All on his own not only did he pick a nice fantasy book, but one that looks (especially from the first chapter tonight) like it is very well based in Celtic myth and legend. So his taste in reading material is good as well.

Now I just have to dread the day his sister starts all this as well...

3 comments:

pirateking said...

I always liked Susan Cooper's "The Dark Is Rising" series myself!

Front Porch Society said...

That is too funny!! :) Sounds like he is gonna be a lady's man and is already working it on the school playground! lol.

Christina LMT said...

Nothing made me happier than realizing all three of my girls loved reading. And being able to pass my favorite books onto my kids? Priceless!

Just wait until he's fighting with you over who gets to read a new book first!