Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It is actually not Princess Leia. I thought that is who it was when I first pulled it out of my daughter's backpack. Then I read what she had written and found it was William Shakespeare. I shouldn't have been surprised as she has a phenomenal teacher who every year has her first and second grade blended class put on a reading of A Midsummer Nights Dream. My son had this teacher for two years and so it was my third year watching and it is always a charmer. This teacher has ignited quite an interest in The Bard with my daughter. Not only is it William Shakespeare's birthday tomorrow, but my sweet girl's birthday as well. She turns (what seems like a giant) 7 years old tomorrow. I got a little choked up today thinking about it. She is my youngest and somehow 7 doesn't seem so young anymore. I love the funny spirited creative and sweet little girl she is growing into, but it is bittersweet because it all goes way too fast. It really does.Her one request this year where gifts were concerned was a copy of A Midsummer Nights Dream, I found her a beautiful copy here- adapted a little for the younger reader. She was getting her hair cut the other day and her hairdresser asked her what she wanted for her birthday and that was what she told her. I laughed a little because the hairdresser thought it was so odd. The illustrations are lovely too. I also bought the audio set to listen to on long summer days under the big old dogwood in the backyard.