Thursday April 12 2012 816 pm
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Got a kid who loves basketball? Sports in general? Maybe even looks up to Celtics guard Ray Allen? Have I got a story for you.
We all know that sports figures don’t play 24/7. What do they do with the rest of their time? Frequently, the answers to that question make parents cringe. But look for Allen off the court, and apparently you’ll often find him with his nose in a book. Read this Boston Globe article, then print it out and give it to your kid. (Or just direct them to the article on your smartphone or iPad, which you know is more often in your kid’s hands than yours, anyway.)
In another kid-book recommendation, I have to point you in the direction of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World, by Kenn Nesbitt. It’s not great literature, but I can tell you this: ten-year-old “Jack” is reading the book now, and I can literally hear him laughing from the other side of the house. Any book that brings this much joy to my child gets a thumbs-up from me.
Side note: This is an unusually short post for me. My brain is functioning at reduced capacity as a result of a steady diet over the past few days consisting of nothing but matzoh, inadequate condiments spread on the matzoh and Easter candy. Really, I’m amazed I’m able to sit upright and form sentences at all. Counting the minutes, I am, until Pizza and Pancakes Saturday night.