Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Reader

Eli 7.6 is supposed to keep track of his reading time at home and make a weekly tally that he turns into his teacher.

"Eli, how much did you read this week?" Gloria asked on Sunday.

"Well, I read Genies Don't Ride Bicycles," he said. That's a Baily School Kids book.

"You did?" she asked. "The whole book?"

"I did," he said.

"Hmm," she said, having seen no activity that would suggest this feat had been accomplished. "So tell me what happens."

"Oh, I don't want to spoil the ending," he said.

"No, it's okay," she said. "Go ahead."

"There was a genie, and this guy had a bald head and was riding a bicycle. Well, the thing about this one is that there wasn't much action."

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