Thursday, September 30, 2010


Isaac and I recently found a copy of the Very Hungry Caterpillar at the bottom of his book basket. It had been a long time since I had read this book with him, so we sat down on Andrew's bed to look at it.

In the middle of the book, the caterpillar eats through a series of food. One apple, two pears, etc. When we get to this part of the book, Isaac likes to point to the food and count. "TWO! one. TWO! TWO! THREE!" he says. It would seem the order of numbers are in fact pretty arbitrary.

When we got to the end, that first time, I turned the page and read "and he became a beautiful butterfly!" Isaac scooted away from the book quickly. He yelled "no! No! no!" He tried to close the book to make that butterfly go away. Confused, I tried to show him the butterfly. Maybe he doesn't get it. It's a butterfly! But Isaac insisted. "no! no! no!" He wanted nothing to do with it.

I think it would be safe to say that the ending of the Very Hungry Caterpillar definitely took him by surprise.

I made this birthday card for my sister who celebrated her big day yesterday. Happy Birthday, Sis! Save me some cake!


Susan said...

Funny how kids just don't like change, no matter how beautiful.

Robyn said...

true that, Q. True that.

Ladkyis said...

I adore the Very Hungry Caterpillar, I seem to have spent my whole adult life reading that story to small children.
~makes mental note to buy a copy for great granddaughter for Christmas~

Tara Whalen said...

I love my card and my emailed present... yeah!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

beautiful card! My kids wondered why he couldn't just stay a caterpillar & thought he should just eat less.