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Friday, August 24, 2012

Little Gidding #3

We're expecting another little gid at the end of February.  So, knowing me, probably the ides of March and he or she will make an entrance!  Thankful that the fevers are gone.  Feeling very lucky to have the chance to do it again. 

Reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Lily, isn't Charlie Bucket a special character?  He is so kind and honest.  I am struck reading about the poverty that the Buckets are neck-deep in and realized just how perfectly  it is written how Charlie finds the ticket.  Roald Dahl has built this incredible tension and the family is starving.  Charlie is making little changes to conserve energy, one of which is walking very slowly.  And in walking very slowly he sees the dollar on the ground that will buy him that chocolate bar with the golden ticket.  But not the first chocolate bar he buys, but the second one.  Ah!  So nerve-wracking!  Lily kicks her legs with anticipation on the bed when these exciting parts are happening.


2 comments:

Erin said...

Hooray for a 3rd little Gid!

I loved that part of the book too - things really do get quite desperate before they take a turn. And Charlie is such a good boy, you really root for him from then on.

Miracle Balsitis said...

Elsa and I were inspired to read this after reading this post. She never got freaked out by the dark turn for poor Augustus Gloop and the rest of the kids. Elsa would wake up begging to read just one more chapter to find out what happened to the kids.