Happy Monday, my favorite folks!
I hope you all had wonderful Mother’s Day weekends!
Mine was very nice (thank you for asking). The weather was gorgeous and perfect, and there was family and chocolate cake. What could be better? (Of course the cake was actually one I baked for my daughter’s birthday – not a Mother’s Day thing – but who cares? Chocolate cake is chocolate cake no matter how you slice it :))
Also, did I tell you the hummingbirds are back?
Every year I am amazed by how punctual they are. They show up the week of my daughter’s birthday without fail. And they’re such cheerful little critters, it’s lovely to have them around!
Okay. So, you know how when you write a blog sometimes you do favors for friends and relations who don’t have blogs? This is one of those days. But I’ll be very brief. I promise. (Stop laughing! I am exceptionally keen of hearing and I can HEAR you!)
Allow me to introduce you to my husband.
Cute little fellow, isn’t he? 🙂
He’s a little older and taller than this now (although his outfit hasn’t changed much… his clothing of choice is still shorts and a tee shirt :))
Eric has been an elementary school teacher for a very long time. He’s incredibly good at it and the kids all love him because he’s so much fun. (If you happened to miss it a while back, he had the yearbook dedicated to him and I did a post about it HERE… which I believe has some pictures of him when he’s older than 4 :))
So anyway, after years of regaling family and students with the outrageous escapades of his childhood, he finally decided to put his train commute time to good use and write a book. It took him about a year, but he did it and here it is in all it’s glory:
You really have to read this book to believe it. Seriously, it’s kind of amazing he survived his childhood given the escapades he was continually involved in! My childhood was so incredibly tame by comparison that I am jealous. I could be writing great MG novels if I’d grown up doing the kind of stuff he did! 🙂
A lot of the book is very funny, but it’s more than that. He managed in the end to learn some valuable lessons about life which come through beautifully in the telling. The book has been available for about a month now, and a lot of the kids at his school have read it and loved it, so I think he hit the mark pretty well. But I also know a lot of adults who have read it and loved it. It really works equally well for both audiences.
Of course, I recognize that I could be a teensy bit biased 🙂 But I still think it’s a very fun book. So if you need something entertaining to read, or you know someone, child or adult, who would enjoy reading about making Viking toast on the space heater, sticking darts into the playroom ceiling tiles, and trimming the backyard grass with scissors after an unfortunate episode with rubber cement, please give it a try and spread the word!
Thank you for your indulgence in letting me share Eric’s book. I hope some of you will get to enjoy it!
Have a marvelous Monday, everyone!!! 🙂