So excited for my guest blogs and excited that I have such a range of readers.
This next one is out of the mouths of babes and is from a great mom friend.
A Sign of The Times
Last night I was driving in the car with two third
grade girls, a preschooler and me, a 40 year old mom (2 kids of mine + a play
date.) We were on a short car ride to literacy night at school.
were discussing were in the building the event would be held. I told
them literacy night was being held in the media center, and they wanted
to know why they call the "library," the media center. I explained that
books are only one kind of media, and newspapers, TV, and movies are also
forms of media.
Our third grade play date pipes up and says "what's a
newspaper?" Totally serious. Then she says, "oh I think that's what
those things in plastic that they leave at the end of your driveway are?"
I am stunned! The end of and era. I have been hearing about print
media dying off in favor of online sources, but has it already
Kids want to know what this strange thing you call "Newspaper" is? They will never know about getting gifts wrapped in
old newspapers. They will never use silly putty to make transfers of the
Sunday funnies. They will have no good excuse to hang home on Sunday
mornings drink coffee and read their favorite section of the Sunday Times
in their PJ's all day long.
I think I'm going to subscribe to the
Sunday Times again. I feel it's my duty to pass on to one more
generation the joy of a newspaper.