Monday, January 14, 2013

Justified by a wrinkle in time...

We're reading A Wrinkle in Time right now.  Remember that part when Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace are resisting having their minds overtaken by the man with red eyes?
"Calvin's voice came out in an angry shout.  'Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.'" 
Me:  Boys!  That's why I forced you to memorize the Gettysburg Address.  Because someday you may be in a galaxy far, far away, on a planet that's been overtaken by an evil dark force, and reciting the Gettysburg Address will be all that stands between you and a total mind takeover.
Later in the book Meg resists by reciting the elements in the periodic table.  David decided to memorize them as well.  You just never know.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. I used to love that book. Haven't thought about in years. Will have to get that for Elizabeth. Kind of exciting to share books you love with your children. Love your blog.

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  2. Well played, you clever Mom. Well played. ;)

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