It all started back in October when we went shopping for Halloween costumes at Target. SuperBoy chose to be a Star Wars Clone Trooper and 6yo wanted the “Queen Elizabeth” costume, but 9 year old had a harder time deciding. Finally we found a costume that was perfect. It was Lucy from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (movie). She loved being Lucy, but having not seen the movie or read the book, she didn’t really understand why I kept gushing,
“Oh, but you’re Lucy! That’s so cool! Once a queen of Narnia, always a queen of Narnia!” The fact that I kept saying this in a lame British accent definitely helped irritate her.
(I added this photo so you could see the front of the costumes – Target has beautiful princess/queen outfits. Perfect for 6 year olds! And I didn’t have to sew one little stitch.)
So I just HAD to start reading it out loud to them. “Oh, but there’s a faun named Mr Tumnus and there’s the White Witch and Aslan. Aslan is… oh, you’ll have to wait and see.”
We just finished reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe yesterday. It was my third time through the book in my life, but, really, this book never loses its greatness. I was so excited to introduce the girls to Narnia and Aslan. And thrilled when they understood what his sacrifice meant for Edmund and the others. (Which, in my opinion, shows what a great writer CS Lewis was – that even kids can understand the allegorical nature of his writing.) For the rest of the day, a lovely cloud of Narnia fantasy world enveloped us all. (yep, I said that in a British accent, too.)
What books did you love as a child? What book(s) would you be excited about introducing your child to?