My oldest daughter is obsessed with mysteries.
We’re not talking your ordinary variety kid love of Scooby Doo, either. We’re talking O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D. I’m not sure where that personality trait comes from…ahem.
And, just an observation, “What exactly are they SMOKIN’ in the Mystery Machine?”
She loves to watch Roxy Hunter on DVD, the few we’ve been able to locate, a modern day Nancy Drew. She loves reading mysteries and nearly skipped with joy into the library yesterday when I told her that the Three Investigators books the gracious librarian had recommended to her were available for pick up.
At least once a week I catch her looking off into space quite melancholy, a look she also gets when her hair is not quite perfect.
“Mommy, I REALLY want to solve a mystery. Why can’t I have more mystery in my life? I need to solve some mysteries!”
This is always punctuated with a huge, exaggerated sigh, and much angst which tends to freak me out because I realize the angst potential for the teen years is HUGE. HUGE people.
One thing we’ve reiterated to her is that you don’t find mystery, it finds you, which is great because it encourages her to turn off the dang TV already and read or go exploring outside.
I’m also loving this because honestly it’s a mystery to ME how she can watch the Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana over and over every afternoon without fail.
Are your kids obsessed with any particular types of books? We’re also big on fairies at our house. Miss C’s 3rd grade teacher has stressed the importance of our kids finding the books that they love and how that will translate into developing life-long readers.
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