First posted August, 2006.
Crayons: This is a very fun day.
Mama Squirrel: Uh huh?
Crayons: I have nothing to do but sit back, relax, and read books.
(This said while shivering in a lawn chair on the back porch--this is an August morning, and it starts to get chilly in the mornings now--with a stack of ten picture books beside her. She is trying to get them all read so she can win a book bag in the public library's summer reading program.)
(Mama Squirrel is reading Plutarch's Life of Titus Flamininus beside her, but at least Mama Squirrel realizes that it's cold enough to be wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. Mama Squirrel goes and gets a jacket to drape around Crayons so that she doesn't have to interrupt her reading marathon.)