A few days ago was my 4-and-a-half-year-old Lil Dude's "Gotcha Day" -- the anniversary of the day he came home with us from Guatemala. He's been with us four crazy-wonderful years! In honor of his Gotch (his nickname for the big day), I thought I'd share with you his first literary efforts. Like his mommy, he just finished a trilogy. Unlike his mommy, he took not one year, but a single day to complete each masterpiece. Last week, I found one of these waiting for me each day in his cubby at preschool.
POO.... the raw, graphic, edgy new trilogy by Lil Dude!
As you may have guessed, we're living in the midst of potty humor stage. And I must admit, I'm guilty here... You see, Lil Dude is a wildly exuberant child who has a pretty limited attention span for sitting quietly and practicing letters (which is fine.) But then one day... a miracle: he was sitting quietly and asking me how to spell words! The words were "poo" and other potty words that fascinate 4-year-olds, but I didn't care. I was so delighted he was sitting quietly and writing my dictations that I just went with it... I was willing to embrace the idea that potty humor might be his path to literacy. But it occurred to me too late that he might take his new poo-writing skills and run with them...
And voila... here you have it, the Poo Trilogy.
Have a happy day!