My Mom recently sent a little care package to the house with a little touch of Christmas for Leyton inside. Some holiday pj's, some holiday music and two holiday books.
I didn't think he'd be interested in them because they are a bit wordy, but after a couple different attempts the other day he finally sat through them and I got to see them in their entirety.
It was during my reading of "A Christmas Carol" that I realized these books might be a little different. To start, this book is written in rhyme. Now at first that seems fine. Gives it a jingle. Makes it fun for Leyton to follow along to....a Dr. Seuss touch if you will. It was when we got to Tiny Tim that I first said "huh?"
For those not familiar Tiny Tim is ill and handicap in the story "A Christmas Carol." He is in this book too, only it's put in a different manner?
"Tiny Tim," said the Spirit, "will always be lame. But he still is cheerful despite his great pain."
Now, I know they had to rhyme with pain....but seriously....lame?! Not sure that is quite appropriate?
"It spoke not a word and seemed to be dumb. It was the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come."
So, if you are handicap or sick you are lame and if you can't talk you are dumb?! Man, the lessons my kid is learning from this book are fantastic! Now, don't get me wrong....I know both of these terms were PC at some time but I'm thinking this might not make the must read at Christmas list.
Thankfully the "Twelve Days of Christmas" had the lyrics that I always remember it happening. I just question if these Lords are really a-leaping?