Thursday, November 06, 2008

The tree giveth, the tree taketh away

While reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein today:

Me: Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy. And every day the boy would come.”

And then Peanut interjects: “He went to her every day instead of going to school and he didn’t learn to read so he couldn’t get a job and was very angry and had to sell her apples and chop her down for a house. The end.”

Well.

That certainly puts a new twist on that one, does it not?

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5 Comments:

Blogger ryssee said...

Haha! You WILL have to remind her of this when she starts dating.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Mayberry said...

Way to cut to the chase there, girl!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Not Hannah said...

I thought I would never be able to read that book to my children because it makes me weep uncontrollably. However, this might help.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Jennifer H said...

You've got a straight-shooter on your hands!

I love her take on it (and have thought similar things about that book...like if the tree were male and the boy was a girl, would the tree have given up everything for the girl/woman? Whole other conversation...).

2:02 AM  
Blogger Elaine A. said...

Well yes, it certainly is a new twist! HA!

11:07 PM  

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