Monday, October 06, 2008

Daring Gigglers

Yesterday a group of 4 giggling girls (I recognized them -- 7th graders) walked past our house. They stopped about two houses away, and kept looking back. I was on my way to the store and they kept looking at me as I drove past. Then they turned and went back in the direction of our house.

Were they stalking Ernest? We'll never know because he wasn't home.

Thank goodness he's not into that girl thing yet. He just got home from school and is perusing "The Dangerous Book for Boys," which just came from his grandfather. "This is a cool book," he said. But it doesn't seem that dangerous. There's no instructions for tennis ball cannons. (Ah, well, his grandpa already gave him another book that covers explody thingys.)

I have one question. Why is the companion book for girls only Daring? Maybe it covers How to Walk By a Boy's House Without Giggling.

8 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I know!!!

My daughter (Laura, age 8) took a look at both of those books in the store and picked the Boys book. She said it was far more interesting -- and she's right, if you ask me.

jenontheedge said...

We have both the boy and girl books, and I can assure you that my girls were disgusted that certain things were considered guy things only.

And of course, now both girls are trying to learn how to make their armpits fart.

Vanessa said...

I've seen those books. Maybe I should have given them a closer look?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I could write you a book on giggling girls (ugh)!

barbra said...

My daughter has the Daring Book. She loves it. It's cool and old-fashioned-y. Maybe I should look at the Dangerous Book and see if I think she would like that, too.

Tricia said...

Giggling girls stalk? OMG, I don't know if I'll be able to handle it!

I've not seen either book yet, but the disparity in titles seems, oh, I don't know, so 1950s?

Bunny Bunster said...

Just wait until those Daring Gigglers start calling on the phone!

Louise said...

I love those books. I have them both (even though I only have girls). I'll see if there is something about the giggling. If not, maybe it's in my child's version of Miss Manners. If not, I will be teaching them not to act like that!