a must have, timeless classic!

19 May

Yesterday, as I read to the children, I found my self chuckling over and over through the pages.  Some books I never tire of.  My daughter had asked if she could pick out the book this time.  I had already made my choice, but decided to let her choose instead, wanting to see what she would pick.

When she brought it to me, I was glad I did! It was Winnie the Pooh

Often when people are critiquing movies or books, they speak of the character development throughout the story. Well, I love the variety of little characters in Winnie the Pooh.  Maybe this is a reflection of my intellect or lack thereof (lol), that I find myself relating to each of them at times.

In the story,  Christopher Robin Gives Pooh a Party, and We Say Good-bye ,  Owl, supposedly very wise,  finds himself at a loss. “Owl tried to think of something very wise to say, but couldn’t…”  At times I find myself trying to think of something wise to say, unable to think of anything – I wisely choose to be silent instead!

Or how about the “Anxious Pooh Song”.  If you aren’t up on your Pooh stories – Pooh is concerned that everyone might forget to come to his party, or worse – forget who he is, or what the party is for.  His little song is a ridiculous muddled up mess! It actually reminded me a bit of those “Chaos dreams” I referred to in an earlier post.   When there is too much disorder in my home, I often I start dreaming about it!

Then, there is  Kanga, speaking as a mom often does, “Drink up your milk first, dear, and talk afterwards.” I think I must have sounded something like that at the breakfast table this morning.  “Please eat your breakfast, sweetie, you can practice your pig-latin when you’re finished.”

Eeyore, Tiger, Piglet, and Rabbit  all have their own fun little quirks… but most loved of all, is Pooh!

No doubt, Winnie the Pooh is a timeless classic worth passing down to the children and grandchildren.

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4 Responses to “a must have, timeless classic!”

  1. Faith May 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Cosette really loves Winnie the Pooh too, and we end up reading at least one Winnie the Pooh book a day! The stories are so sweet!

  2. Madeline May 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Winnie-the-Pooh is a childhood favorite for me! Thanks for the reminder, Adam is probably getting old enough to appreciate it. I found myself smiling n

  3. Madeline May 19, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Winnie-the-Pooh is a childhood favorite for me! I found myself smiling through this post – I remember Mom reading them out loud to us, and then reading them myself later on. They never get old! :) Thanks for the reminder, Adam is probably getting old enough to enjoy it.:)

    • Anonymous May 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

      I remember the Winnie the Pooh theme in the upstairs loft area. Fun memories!

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