Wednesday, May 13, 2009

You Can't Judge a Book By It's Cover!

Eli brought a book home from school yesterday. When I took it out of his backpack I was a little suprised by the title. Earrings! by Judith Viorst. "Hmmmm," I said to myself. "Why is my very masculine son bringing home a book about a girl who wants to get her ears pierced?" After further examining the situation by directly asking him, "Eli, WHAT ARE YOU DOING BRINGING HOME A BOOK ABOUT A GIRL WHO WANTS TO HAVE EARRINGS?" he gave me that innocent look of his and said, "It's called Earrings? I thought it was called Earnings!" Thank goodness for the small favors in life. At least I can now go forth with the knowledge that my son doesn't really want to get his ears pierced or wear earrings. Rather, he's interested in making money and learning about earnings. Maybe so he can by me some new earrings!

5 comments:

KJ said...

oh that's really funny. a future greenspan.

whitty said...

Actually, you can and you should. (Judge a book by its cover, I mean.) That way, you prevent these things from happening.

Karalee said...

Funny. But I'm excited to see that Judith has a new book out? It's been awhile since Alexander has a terrible horrible no good very bad day.

frontporchfriend said...

Believe me, if my son gets his ears pierced, Alexander won't be the only one having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day:)

Kari Jenkins said...

I feel inclined to admit that I too thought it said Earnings... :(