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life in the theatre

By Tara Zandra | July 21, 2008

Tabitha started a theater class today. Needless to say, the child had a good time. I was apprehensive when I drove her there as it was an unknown, but I was soon put at ease when parents were told we were more than welcome to stay. Unfortunately I didn’t have that luxury as Miss Daisy had dance class. She and I were a bit early to class, so we parked in the shade and sang fingerplays for awhile. After her class we came home and had lunch then pretty much had an hour to kill before heading out to pick Tabitha up.

My Usborne book order came today. I had ordered their Ten Terrific Weeks “Adventures at Sea” program. I’ve looked through it all pretty thoroughly and I’m pleased. So with that and my two other activity books we should have more than enough material. Though I was looking at the Sea Animals and Ocean activity books and noticed they are literature-based. That’s great, but now I have to order the 4 books to go along with the activities. One is the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling and I have to say I’m glad to have a reason to order this book. It’s one I’ve always heard about but have never seen or read. I will definitely look forward to perusing it when it arrives.

Including the Usborne program was a pirate Kid Kit which happens to include a telescope. Daisy was beside herself when she saw it. We had tried to buy her one in Disney World to no avail and just never really looked at Disneyland, so it is quite fortuitous that it comes with the Adventures at Sea. There was also a Jolly Roger flag that we’ve attached to a long dowel and all other three members of my family have enjoyed swishing it about just for the heck of it. Tabitha suggested I put it in the front yard to perhaps scare solicitors away, lol.

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2 Responses to “life in the theatre”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Oh, I loved Just So Stories when I was little, especially the one about how the cat and dog became the companions of humans — “I am the cat that walks by itself, and all places are alike to me.” :)

  2. Mel Says:
    July 28th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Oooh, thanks for the reminder. I’ve eyeballed 10 Terrific Weeks for years thinking I’d get them later on and then of course, keep forgetting. I’ll have to ask my Usborne consultant friend to look at her catalog again and see if it’s anything we’d need or want.