Thursday, November 12, 2009

Adam's Fall From Grace

Story time is a magical hour here in the Fox household. No matter how much the boys act like wild jackasses at dinner and bath time, once they crawl into bed and we snuggle up with a few books, they suddenly transform back into humans. While they have a few time-tested favorites that irritate the crap out of us (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for me, Thomas the Train for Aaron), for the most part they are willing to explore a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, paying rapt attention and even intelligently participating in discussion at times.

Tonight's selections included a chapter from Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (Cade's choice), followed by the story of Adam and Eve in the Children's Bible (Drew's choice). After all, nothing like washing down tales of naughty children with the story of the original sinners, eh?

The discussion following Adam and Eve was particularly funny tonight.

Drew (pointing at cartoon Adam's strategically placed foliage costume): Heh HEH! Adam's NAKED!

Cade: That's because he's a Native American! (he is obsessed with Native Americans this week, per the current Thanksgiving unit at school)

Me: Hmmm...I don't think he was a Native American, buddy.

Cade: Oh yeah, I forgot - he's a soldier.

Drew: He's not a soldier! You can't be a soldier with no clothes!

Cade: No he WAS a soldier. Then he ate the apple, so now that's not his job anymore.

Me: Oh really? What does he do now?

Drew: Now he's just a naked guy that does nothing.

So I'm thinking this Fox Boy version of Adam's story might make a great muse for Seth Rogen's next movie character?