Trail life was SO FUN this week! EJ sat in rapt attention.
These books are written in first person from a grown-up mouse's perspective. I love that the author makes the stories more interesting by doing this to his words:
These are not Christian books. I don't know that there's even anything overtly moral in them. But there's nothing bad about them, either. I read half of books 3 and 12, and all of book 1, and I did notice that there are other mice in the story who...don't have the best personality? and Geronimo always asks himself, "Why did I ever invite him along?" or "How can I get rid of her without hurting her feelings?" By the end of the story, however, Geronimo realizes that without whoever it was that he didn't like, his story wouldn't have been nearly as amazing as it was.
If you are looking for books to edify and instruct your child in the ways of God, this series is NOT for you. If you are like me and have exhausted every good children's book out there that edifies and imparts godly wisdom and you just need SOMETHING that won't steer your child to sin, this IS a series for you! No bad language, and since he's an adult and the owner of his own business, no real authority/obedience issues. Overall, I'd give this a 7/10.
In English class, EJ is learning all about friendly letters. He has had to write several practice letters, both invitations and thank you letters. I absolutely love his imagination! Here is his invitation from yesterday:
Dear Club member,
Dear Club member,
Then he had to pretend he was a guest at the most recent party and he had to write a thank you note.
Dear Club Leader,
I asked him who Latin was. He said his friend's name and I corrected his spelling. He thanked me by saying, "It sure wouldn't do to go through life not knowing how to spell the name of one of my best friends!" Isn't EJ so adorable? Or am I just biased? :-)
Celebration Park with some friends
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.