Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fancy Nancy

Cover of Fancy Nancy

My youngest isn’t a bookworm like my oldest.  She reads but we struggle to find things that hold her interest.  A couple of years ago, I heard an interview on NPR about the Fancy Nancy books.  I thought that these sounded right up my youngest child's isle.  On Tuesday evening, we go every Tuesday, we went to the library and I grabbed a couple of the books. 

Cover of She didn’t want to read them.  She said they looked stupid and that the words were too easy and that she new what the big words meant.  I forced her to read it out loud to me and she finally did.  She started off reading it very sarcastically.  She finally cooled down and read it right.  We went over the list of words at the end and she stated that she knew them all except for merci.  We practiced that one and it was fun. 

I sent her to put the book away and she comes back with the second Fancy Nancy book.  She then says, I want to read this one to see if I hate it too.  Score one for Dad.  Actually I am pretty good at reading my kids and I don’t think I have suggested something that they ended up not liking yet.  I love that she wouldn’t admit that I was right.  She is just like her mom. 


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She wanted to see if she hated the second one as well? Just like a kid!
Think you won that battle, Dad.

Budd said...

Alex-when I was a child my parents knew less than nothing. When I was a teen the knew nothing, by 20 they knew a little. At 30 I realized how much they did know. They learned a lot in 10 years.

DEZMOND said...

ahahaha ... so young and already difficult to handle :)
It's lovely when kids are smart and cunning. I was totally different as a kid. Peaceful and calm and well-mannered, but that way you can actually manipulate the adults in a much more easier way.

Red Damascus said...

Dad just won :) I'm yet to adjust myself to kid's behavior, but I see that you have your ways :D

Okie said...

My daughter just brought home a Fancy Nancy book from the library...will be reading it tonight with her at bedtime. One of her best friends is a big Fancy Nancy fan, so that probably motivated it. We'll see how it is. :)

Awesome post. I love the "I want to..see if I hate this one too." Hilarious.