After blogging (and blogging and blogging ....) about how insanely wonderful and educational our read-aloud time is because it's packed with interesting, insightful, enlightening conversation, this is what was said at the breakfast table this morning, as we were diving into Hilda van Stockum's The Borrowed House:
Me: And, so, do you see how evil can be tied up in an attractive package?
Betsy: Mom, if we're just going to talk instead of read, can I go back to bed?
So, what could I say? I laughed. I laughed a lot. Then I got back to reading.