Last night, we finished "Winnie-the-Pooh" by A.A. Milne (the classic chapter book, printed in 1926) Sweet and simple Pooh taught this mommy.
"... and he began to think how awful it would be if everybody had forgotten about it and nobody quite knew what the party was for; and the more he thought like this, the more the party got muddled in his mind, like a dream when nothing goes right. And the dream began to sing itself over in his head until it became a sort of song. It was an ANXIOUS POOH SONG." - A.A. Milne
Goodness, even Pooh has times when his mind runs away. Hmm, or bother I should say. How many times does my mind get the best of me. I start thinking, creating in my mind, instead of believing the Truth. Just like Pooh, everything gets muddled and I forget. My thoughts sing over myself and drown and it becomes an anxious mommy song. Oh Pooh, thanks for sharing with me last night. Thanks for reminding me to guard my mind and to stop my thoughts before they get muddled. Now to find a smackerel of honey.
Delving into a new book, I'm looking for any suggestions for read alouds. What books do you remember from childhood? What lessons did you mine from the golden nuggets of children' s literature? What books collected dust on the shelf but never stopped teaching you?
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