Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business

So. The last time I was in L.A. I stayed with my dear friend, Nancy. Her darling daughter gave up the Annatorium (her room) just for me to stay in. (she is the CUTEST and sweetest little girl I have ever met. Seriously.) We spent one whole day on the beach, swimming a little bit, but mostly sitting on the beach, enjoying the cool breeze, watching her kiddos play in the surf and sand and chatting about life (and fabric. Of course, fabric.) Somehow, our conversation meandered to discussing this German children's book she loved about a mole and some mystery poop. I was intrigued and I laughed and I needed to see this book in person. I got a terrible sunburn that day (forgot to apply sunscreen to my back. D'oh!) and so I went to bed shortly after we got home. In the middle of the night, I was ON FIRE. You that have had severe sunburns will know what I mean. I was sweaty and in pain and could not (even on my stomache) cool down or get comfy. I grabbed a book in the dark of the night from Miss A's bookshelf and fanned myself for a while to cool down so I could get back to sleep. Imagine my surprise when I awoke the next morning to said fan/book (laying on the floor- didn't get up to put it back) and a picture of a mole with poop on his head.... I had managed to grab THE book in the middle of the night. Out of hundreds, I picked THE book we had just been talking about. Weird. Anyhoo. So, guess what arrived in my mail today?

The book. THANK YOU, NANCY! My kids laughed and read and re-read it for at least AN HOUR! Buy it here if your family is obsessed and goofy about poop as we all are :)