Tuesday, November 20, 2007

History Buff

Our hot water heater went out the other day. It is located in an interior closet in the back bedroom with no outside access. While cleaning out the closet, I found a box of my husband's books that had been stored there the year that lil man was born.

They are "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare" published by Columbia House in 1967 in 20 volumes.

Lil man, in 2nd grade, is fascinated. He finds an interesting picture, asks about it, we read about it and we all learn. Granted, this is not state of the art weaponry, but the pictures from D-Day are exceptional.

His favorite thing to do is to find a "cool" picture and make a tracing of it. That would explain the lamp (yes, it is askew and no, it is not usually positioned there) over the bar separating our kitchen and living room (dining room to the left). It is such a joy to see him so interested.


AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I'm all for making history come alive! Yay for you teaching him the good stuff.

Swampwitch said...

What a buried treasure you have found for the 'lil man.

laurie said...

ah, the diligence. you gotta love it.

and that's how artists learn--by copying great art. (maybe he'll be a swordsmith...)

My Husband Calls Me Weird said...

My water heater tank is about to die too! Want to come fix mine?

Pamela said...

when I was small my parents had a set called "The Book of Knowledge"

I loved loved loved sitting down in a corner and going through it. It was a cross between a dictionary and an Encyclopedia - but written in a way that was easy and fascinating for a kid.

Julie said...

What a great thing for him to fall in love with. A child can never have too many books!

Beckie said...

Isn't it great when kids find something that they are really interested in - it is almost magical!

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