Monday, November 16, 2009

Time Out!

On our first visit to the Stockholm library, Myrna got the board book version of Olivia. It quickly replaced the The Very Hungry Caterpillar as her favorite book - she absolutely loves it. There is one part that really makes her smile. Olivia goes to the museum with her mother and brother, and stares at her favorite Degas painting of ballerinas for a long time. "But there is one painting she just doesn't get (a Jackson Pollack) 'I could do that in five minutes' she says. As soon as she gets home she gives it a try." Myrna gets a little grin at this point, but the real fun starts when she turns the page and sees a paint covered pouting Olivia sitting alone on the stairs with the two words "Time out."
Myrna cackles hysterically at this page, always flipping to it. Even if she's reading the book alone and we hear her laughing, we always know what part she's at. We're not quite sure what to make of it. Either she can't wait to start her own abstract expressionism or she likes to see pigs in trouble.

4 comments:

Mark Jabbusch said...

That's fun to know she is really into a book... and humor is whatever tickles you! Olivia IS funny!

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Anonymous said...

I think she's looking at thay picture and imagining herself all covered with paint splatters -- and delighting in the image. You probably want to keep your painting sets put up.....

Edie/Mom

Cloth Diapers said...

I love, love, love that book. We have the board book too. I need to go dig it out and try again, as the last time she was not really sitting for books. Now, she is loving to hear the same stories over and over and over.