THE MYSTERY READER
BIG DAY FOR ELLA
South to drop off. North to pick up.
That's a line from Mr. Mom if you remember the great Michael Keaton film. I was off yesterday to be Mr. Mom. Wife went to work, I handled the familial business, including visiting our 4-year-old's class as "Mystery Reader."
Parents are encouraged to sign up to be Mystery Reader, which basically means you show up and read a book. The children are told that a Mystery Reader is coming, however the identity of said reader is not revealed until the door is opened... hence the title, Mystery Reader.
I guess it's a big deal to the kids. It's been a long time since I was four years old, so I just figured I get to it when I got to it. Both my wife and I work early and are home in the afternoon. Still, we figured one of us would do it eventually. Ella, however, kept wondering out loud if one day the Mystery Reader would be her mom or dad, so clearly we had to make this happen sooner rather than later.
The whole reason I was home, however, was because the babysitter for our twins was off. So that meant, Mystery reader had to bring two guests. I really have to hand it to my daughter's school and her teachers. They were so happy to have us. Ella had a big day, and I know other boys and girls will enjoy having their special days as well.
Hope they enjoyed Where the Wild Things Are. It's my favorite book ever, well, next to To Kill a Mockingbird, which I thought was a bit heavy for kindergarten. The twins' visit did have a purpose. My son's name, Max, was inspired by he was declared, "King of all Wild Things."
Big time stuff in the 4-K!
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