Posts Tagged ‘maurice sendak’

I’ll Eat You Up I Love You So

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are is one of our very favorite books, read over and over without complaint every time one of the kids climbs into my lap with our well-loved copy. Evan can recite most of the story by heart and shouts all of Max’s lines with the enthusiasm of a child who really understands what a wild rumpus means.

It’s a beautiful story, so beautiful some nights I can barely get through it without choking up. I hope my kids always have amazing, heartbreaking, wild adventures but remember to come home for good things to eat in the end.

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

Sometimes a wolf suit is all you need for an adventure in your own little yard. Well, a wolf suit, an apple box from BJ’s and a little imagination. Two dowels, an old pillow case and a gallon jug full of sand for a sail doesn’t hurt, but mother nature can provide all the extras you need to turn your box in a private boat.

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are adventure

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

In a month full of new toys and big trips and dollars spent on experiences and cider donuts and candy and costumes, it’s nice to remember 3 year olds don’t need much to be happy. Just a place where someone loves them best of all.

where the wild things are costume

Costume from PBKids

Wordless Wednesday: Books Are Magic Edition

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Dear Mr. Sendak, for others, we say rest in peace. For you, we say let the wild rumpus start!  Thank you for everything.

All written and/or illustrated by Maurice Sendak - All well-loved

Evan and Caroline love this book - I'm going to get "Everywhere is music" as part of my tattoo for Caroline

Most of these books are from my own childhood. Some are hand-me-downs from my mother’s. And today I ordered the rest of the Nutshell Library and Higglety Pigglety Pop from Amazon, since there is no such thing as too many Maurice Sendak books in a child’s library.