Robin and I take turns putting Luke to bed. Since about September, Luke has only allowed me to read three books: Chickens, Green Eggs, and Little Bear Goes to the Moon.
After about 70 readings or so, Luke and I both have had some random thoughts / observations. I will credit Luke where he made this observation.
- The steering wheel on the car (Would you like them in a car? Eat them, Eat them. Here they are!) mysteriously disappears after a few pages. - Luke
- The ham and eggs glow in the dark tunnel. - Luke
- I wonder if Dr. Seuss was making a statement on nuclear holocaust or waste since it was written in 1960.
- The goat appears out of a compartment door that was not there before. - Luke
- The train track just ends. - Luke
- The track is very poorly engineered because it is on sticks precariously held by rope and it ends over the water.
- The people on the train and the engineer never open their eyes until they come up from the water. The captain of the boat sees the train but then closes his eyes as he fly through the air after the train crashes into the boat.
- I have random thoughts wondering if this symbolizes that they are dead (or die in the case of the captain) and only revived after being 'baptized' and the offering of the chicken (the eggs) and the sacrifice of the pig (the ham), albeit a strange color, are accepted. I know its very random but every story is about redemption, isn't it?
- We never learn the name of 'other guy' who Sam-I-Am tries to get to eat the eggs and ham. - Luke
- At the end, he eats the whole ham in one page and there is no knife to cut it with. - Luke
- He also must eat the ham bone.
- Sam-I-Am does not get any. - Luke
- I don't think he wants it but was trying to pawn it off on this guy.
- I read that Dr. Seuss wrote it on a dare.
- I don't think it teaches kids to try food but rather teaches them that if they bug big people enough they can eventually get what they want. This is what Luke seems to have learned.
On a side note, please pray for us. Since the twins were born, Luke has not gone to sleep without one of us laying with him. We have decided to try to gradually break him of this habit this week. We are praying for a miracle!