Roald Dahl Day
Whoopee – it’s Roald Dahl Day today and I have my boy at home (not normal for a Tuesday but lovely!!). I normally celebrate by reading some of his work and I really should have been more organised and done a Roald Dahl Bookish Bites special or something but Milo’s still a little young to fully engage in the wonderful world of Dahl, so we’ve been doing more sedate things!
So far, we’ve listened to some of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on audio, read by Roald Dahl himself (and my audio book of choice now when visiting the dentist. Comforting methinks!) and I read Milo the first chapter of George’s Marvellous Medicine. This was fun, he seemed to relax into it, didn’t mind about the lack of pictures and loved the descriptions. Apparently I’m going to be covered in worms later. Brilliant! I really hope that I haven’t created a paralysing fear of grandmothers in him though (he has lovely grandparents who don’t resemble the hideous monster in that book! Bleurch, the descriptions of her lips. Bleurch, bleurch!).
This afternoon we were going to go for a scoot around the park and have a juice (coffee for me, much needed) and slice of cake in the sunshine. Except the sunshine appears to have vanished and been replaced by rain. Maybe we’ll just snuggle on the sofa instead and watch the BFG on DVD. A treat for Milo, he rarely watches TV and he’s never seen the movie.
So what are you all up to today? Any celebrations?