"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which all loveliness arises." -Pedro Calderon de la Barca.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

On Ancient Greeks in the Living Room!

My kids have been hiding out in the living room for the past few days.  Emily had a lock-in at a prospective high school on Friday night (YIKES!) so the boys and I had a sleepover of our own.
Pizza, movies, sleeping bags...
The dog and I even had our own pallet on the floor. 
Last night they wanted to recreate the experience but this time with sister included.
(I didn't make it through the night I must admit and retired to the quiet of my room.  Of course it was my fault for letting them make cookies and have coke. )
All day long they are re-making their "forts" and jumping on my furniture.
This is what I overheard:
J- "I don't know how much longer I can do this!"
M-"You have to.  You are being punished."
J- "Ya, I know, but the sky sure is really heavy and my muscles hurt."
Me- "Who are you supposed to be J?"
J- "You know, that dude that holds up the heavens? Um Atlan?"
Me- "Atlas?"
J- "Ya, him."
Picture from Bullfinches' Mythology Online

Wow.  Thank you, Rick Riordan!

*If you don't know about Rick Riordan books you should check them out.  We've read almost all of his books out loud together, and E and I have read ALL his books.  Anxiously waiting on his next one!
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