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Garfield is missing! Update: I found him!!

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He was hiding under the couch! Go figure. But as I already went out and bought another, now we have two. It's all good. Ds is thrilled to have two books and I'm thrilled that ds is thrilled about a book at all,lol.

As many of you know, getting my 9yo ds to read books is like pulling teeth. He loves science but interesting science books are far above his reading level, comics are nice, but have too many words and pictures crammed together, books in general are just not his thing.

So someone (totally brain fart here) mentioned that their son like garfield. I gave it a shot and bought a book. Perfect! Big pictures, simple stories, not too many words. Ds didn't even look at it. Sigh... I found it on the bathroom floor. Then the day before yesterday, he just picked it up and started reading to me. I was afraid to say anything and break the spell,lol. But later I told him how much fun I had listening to the stories. He said he had fun too. *fist pump!*

Then last night he asked to read to me. Yea!!! But alas, I could not find that damn orange cat >:-( I tore that house apart looking for him. Nothing. So now I'm off to clean this freakin house and hope like hell I find this book,lol. Wish me luck.fingers crossed

by on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Replies (11-20):
paganbaby
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I would totally do that LOL

Quoting jen2150: Good luck. We love Garfield. The other night we watching the garfield show while eating lasagna




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Awesome!

And yes, I have high hopes for my reluctant reader. I can't believe he even offered to read to me,lol.

Quoting usmom3:

 There is a website where you can read all of the Garfield strips for free! http://garfield.com/

My oldest hated to read when we pulled him from PS at the age of 12 1/2 y/o. I let him read anything he wanted when we first pulled him out to get him to read & he read only Garfield for 6 months! He is now an avid reader!




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Omg, I saw that at Barnes and Noble! It looked pretty interesting actually. I was thinking of getting ot for my dd to take to church,lol.

Quoting KrissyKC: My kid loves star wars and legos. We picked up a lot of books in his areas of interest back when he was first learning. More recently, we discovered they even make a lego version of the new testament (bible). He borrowed it from some one and read the whole thing in two days. I think they saw a passage about circumcision and it used a little round green lego. My 11 yr old daughter asked me why they used green because that wasn't very realistic... lol! Seriously kids...

Ha!



I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 5:08 PM

I'm going to look for those now!

Quoting hwblyf:

We have the complete Lego Bibl and the Lego Shakespeare:  The Tragedies.  I just saw the other day that they have the Comedies as well.  Guess what's going on my wish list?  :)

Quoting KrissyKC: My kid loves star wars and legos. We picked up a lot of books in his areas of interest back when he was first learning. More recently, we discovered they even make a lego version of the new testament (bible). He borrowed it from some one and read the whole thing in two days. I think they saw a passage about circumcision and it used a little round green lego. My 11 yr old daughter asked me why they used green because that wasn't very realistic... lol! Seriously kids...





I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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You'd think so,lol. All I keep finding is the other lazy orange cat that lives here.

Quoting kirbymom: Good luck finding Garfield! He shouldn't be too hard to find, the lazy little bugger. lol




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Murphy's law, I swear!

Quoting KickButtMama:

I hate when that happens! The one thing you need is the only thing impossible to find! Good luck!




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 5:15 PM

laughing

Quoting KickButtMama:

I suggest making lasagna, that might draw him out of hiding!




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














hwblyf
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 6:59 PM

I read this helpful article (I hope you heard the sarcasm in that) about staying organized.  "Create a place for library books and get all in the family on board with keeping the books there."  I hope she trips on my stack of lost library books that I'm convinced is hiding somewhere in the universe.  :)

Quoting paganbaby:

I know! I looked all day and I still can';t find it :-(

Quoting hwblyf:

Good luck!  We can go for what feels like FOREVA looking for a book.  Blast it all!!!!!


hwblyf
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

My kids have read almost the whole Lego Bible.  Shakespeare?  Not so much.  My English major heart is broken, but my Catholic heart soars.  :)

Quoting paganbaby:

I'm going to look for those now!

Quoting hwblyf:

We have the complete Lego Bibl and the Lego Shakespeare:  The Tragedies.  I just saw the other day that they have the Comedies as well.  Guess what's going on my wish list?  :)

Quoting KrissyKC: My kid loves star wars and legos. We picked up a lot of books in his areas of interest back when he was first learning. More recently, we discovered they even make a lego version of the new testament (bible). He borrowed it from some one and read the whole thing in two days. I think they saw a passage about circumcision and it used a little round green lego. My 11 yr old daughter asked me why they used green because that wasn't very realistic... lol! Seriously kids...



paganbaby
by Silver Member on Mar. 10, 2014 at 1:14 PM

*Snorts* I'm sure yours are off cavorting with mine...

Quoting hwblyf:

I read this helpful article (I hope you heard the sarcasm in that) about staying organized.  "Create a place for library books and get all in the family on board with keeping the books there."  I hope she trips on my stack of lost library books that I'm convinced is hiding somewhere in the universe.  :)

Quoting paganbaby:

I know! I looked all day and I still can';t find it :-(

Quoting hwblyf:

Good luck!  We can go for what feels like FOREVA looking for a book.  Blast it all!!!!!





I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














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