October 25, 2006

The Jokes On Me

The Scholastic Book Fair was at the kidsí school today. I worked it, of course, as my kids think I do nothing at the school. If they canít see me, I must not do anything. Heh.

Anyway, I do dread the Book Fair. The kids want all the funky overpriced pens, erasers and posters as well as the books. So we cut a deal. If they want something that is not read, like a poster or a chocolate smelling eraser, they must buy a book. And they must READ the book.

Rather, this is the deal I cut with my youngest two boys. The eldest is a whole other issue. Heíd buy every book and read it in a week if I let him. He emptied his piggy bank last year, buying as many books as he could. Iíve had to reel him in and explain that buying books are a poor investment for himÖ we are better going to the library since he reads everything we get within a week. He seems to have finally gotten it, but heís still very excited at the prospect of buying a couple books.

So Bones bought a Sponge Bob Joke book and a Sponge Bob story book, so he could buy his Pirates of the Caribbean poster. Thatís cool. I just want the kid to read. He is READING every joke. All of them. Reading. Sounding out words, being patiend and trying... and READING. My kid who barely passed reading last year.

How have you spent your evening? Iíve spent mine so far, sitting here writing this short post while listening to Sponge Bob jokes.

What did Mr. Krabs say when he found an ancient bug in the dictionary?
Why thatís the oldest tick in the book!

Oh yeah. It doesnít get much better than this!

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Comments

Any Squidward jokes?

Posted by: Toluca Nole at October 25, 2006 08:39 PM

Of course! I'll email you a few. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at October 25, 2006 08:55 PM

shweet. you know f is friends who do stuff together, u is for you and me, n is for anywhere and anytime at all, down here in the deep blue sea.

Posted by: shoe at October 25, 2006 10:23 PM

hahahahahaha. Yay for SpongeBob!

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 25, 2006 11:36 PM

Ahhhhh! I can't seem to get away from that joke book. My son just loves it. And of course a joke is not a joke unless it's told. Sigh!

I used to hate sponge bob but my son has worked on me and has persevered, I finally have warmed up to him enough to allow him to watch an occassional dvd AND to listen to the jokes.

Posted by: michele at October 26, 2006 12:07 AM

... TN is on the right page... Squidward is The Man...

Posted by: Eric at October 26, 2006 08:14 AM

Harness you oldest's love. Does he have an easy way of getting to the library? Maybe his reading hunger will rub off on the others.

Posted by: Michael Solomon at October 26, 2006 08:36 AM

Michael- He is a freak about reading. We go to the library ever week! ;-) He takes after his Mom... He has always been like this and it is a real pleasure. It's a blog topic a lot. However, we have yet to find something the younger ones truly love. It is a struggle... a struggle I never had with my eldest. but we'll get through it.

Posted by: Bou at October 26, 2006 08:49 AM

I celebrate everyday that EVERYONE in our family is a book-a-holic. All four girls and DH and I. I celebrate all the way to the cash register where I realize how much it is going to cost me. Then I hold back the tears. Yes we love libraries too but although we also take books out of the school library and public library, we just consume them too fast. Not that I am complaining, mind you....at least not TOO loudly.

Posted by: Lemon Stand at October 26, 2006 09:14 AM

Okay, now I'm smiling (at the tick joke and also the reference to the FUN song) even though I've had a very crappy day.

Thank you.

(And I'm a bookaholic too. I was one of those kids who happily emptied her piggybank at those Scholastic sales, and also who ordered something out of that little newsprint flyer we used to get every month...and I have to admit I still have a few of those books.)

Posted by: ricki at October 26, 2006 01:43 PM

I heart Patrick.

I have them on my PDA!

More jokes!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at October 27, 2006 10:53 AM