Ok, I notice that my raccoon stories are so far back, no one is reading them. We are a lazy bunch, aren’t we?
Since we usually end up with about 14 days off school, etc. for the holidays, I plan to introduce these stories, one each day for 14 days.
Actually, I’d like you to call your children to the computer and read each installment to them. It will be sort of like an E-Book, complete with photos, for you to share with them over the holidays. I can see it now — hot cocoa, marshmallow cream, their ears tuned in to the rolling cadence of your voice as you read, then Pedro hits Penelope’s elbow and your keyboard is now awash in cocoa. Ok, well, maybe cocoa’s not such a good idea; but please do come read these stories to your children. They will be fascinated.
And because I am such a teacher at heart, and I just can’t help myself, after it’s all said and done, the first contest of the new year will be a little memory exam about The Life and Times of Chaoui. I will have one prize suitable for children and one prize suitable for adults. How does THAT sound? I am planning for the prizes to be unique to South Louisiana.