Friday, July 24, 2009

Some of Us Take Our Children's Literature Very Seriously

While we were on Prince Edward Island, with its proliferation of all things "Anne of Green Gables", my husband thought it would be hilarious to skip prissily through a meadow burbling about bosom friends, then trip in a magnificent pratfall over a low chain fence. Oh, while our youngest daughter filmed him.

I thought it would be hilarious to take a still picture and then post it on the internet.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you ...

Tom of Green Gables!
Now we'll see if he pokes fun at any other of my favorite pieces of childhood literature.

Game ON.


Jenia said...

My dad often made (okay, makes) wise cracks about all-things-Anne and her names of things...Sara and I have reflected that it's impressive how many Anne things he actually knows (perhaps he has a secret-soft-spot in his heart for her).

We have no such picture of him, alas, but there is one of him running through a field in Yellowstone, pretending to be in the Alps for "the hills are alive..."

smalltownmom said...

"Deeply goofy guy" is right!

Jen on the Edge said...

Heaven help you if you ever go on a Laura Ingalls Wilder pilgrimage.

Linda said...

Yes, folks, this is my son-in-law. Your sympathies are most welcome. :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My husband would so do that!

Have your daughters taught him the Hannah Montana "Hoe Down Show Down" yet? It's pretty hysterical to watch a middle-aged guy doing it.