Monday, January 4, 2010

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Several times a day, I am encouraged to read "The Three Billy Goats Gruff". Graham has loved this classic for quite a while now, and Amelia has recently followed suit. We have the book, we have the puppets, and we have the plastic goats (minus the mean, ugly troll since I have no clue where to find one...a purple and pink sparkly My Little Pony is filling in!). Thanks to Graham's creativity with blocks, we now have a bridge, and thanks to Amelia's excellent scribbling skills, we also have a blue rushing river and lush green grass. The length of time these two were able to sit and play just like this on the kitchen floor is unbelievable. I was able to fold and put away and entire load of laundry, call US State Department with a passport question, and send an email or two. Fantastic, right???

Next time they play this game I'm going to try and get it on video. Amelia always has the voice of the baby goat as he moves across the bridge, and Graham loves to be the troll telling each goat, several times mind you, that he's going to eat them!