Monday, November 2, 2009

This Guy Knows a Good Read Aloud


My dad is a genius when it comes to the English language. I remember the {Swedish fairy tales}he used to read me at night when I was a kid. I remember the poems he would quote for us in the car. I remember how he would pull out the enormous 25 pound Webster's Dictionary every night after dinner to further explain one of the topics or questions that had come up during our evening conversations. I remember the {Dobie Gillis} tales he would read to our 9th grade English class and how we all used to laugh so hard tears streamed down our faces.


So, when my mom snapped these pictures of my pops reading to Maggie the other night, it really made me happy. Sure it was just that dumb Disney Princess book we checked out from the library, but I hope Maggie knows how lucky she is that The English Genius read it to her. And now she can look forward to the Dobie Gillis when she's older.

9 comments:

The Betitas said...

Your dad was absolutely one of my favorite teachers. I LOVED his honors freshman English class and got so much out of it!!

{Erica} said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...he was one of my favorite teachers and to this day still love love love English, reading and poems because of him. Dobie Gillis...oh the memories!

Beth said...

These pictures make me think there's more of your dad in Joel than I've ever noticed before. Cool beans.

Meridee said...

I love this man!!!!!

Emily said...

sweet.

Amanda D said...

Aw. Priceless.

Rachel said...

I can't stand those Disney books but if my babies were sitting in their grandpas lap I think it would be pretty darn cool too regardless if it were Disney or Dobie Gillis........

Rachel said...

P.S. Brennan says he was introduced by your dad to Dobie Gillis this year and says it is hilarious! :D

jwise said...

Your dad is very cool!! Those are great pictures, and she really is lucky! Lovely post!!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Top Sites

Parenting Blogs