Sunday, August 19, 2007

Motorcycles, Messerschmitts, and Dead Tree Media

Q looked over my shoulder at my magazine and saw a photo of Matt Damon in The Bourne Ultimatum.

Q: Motorcycle!
Mama: That's right, he's riding a motorcycle.
Q, quizzically: Where's his hat?

Helmet safety, drummed into their little heads already.

I'm madly trying and failing to catch up with the magazine stack and doing a better job with the Entertainment Weeklies than the Newsweeks, sadly. I did run across this cartoon which sums up our travel this year:

And in a third dead tree media update, Q's current favorite bedtime story is The Airplane Alphabet Book, a gift from SwingDaddy's dad and stepmom. It starts with A is for AT-6, progresses to M is for Messerschmitt, and onwards to P is for Piper Cub. The long passages of text are beyond his age level, but the art is gorgeous and he surprised the heck out of me by identifying the Navy Duck and Osprey. If you have an airplane fanatic, it's worth a try, even if just for the entertainment value of hearing a two-year-old say, "Messerschmitt."


Mamacita Tina said...

Ian's not exactly an airplane fanatic, but my hubby sure is, and he has a bday coming up! Thanks for the idea.

kittenpie said...

Ooh, thanks for that picture! Can you make it bigger, please?

Misterpie is an airplane freak, too.

Lara said...

excellent training with the kidlet - a helmet saved my dad's life when he got in his motorcycle accident.

also, i gave you an award over at my place, so come check it out. :)

yh said...

How DO you say "Messerschmitts"? Mess-sir-shmits? Or Mezz-her-shmitz? :)

mayberry said...

ooh -- that book would be perfect for Opie, huge airplane fan. Thank you for mentioning it. Actually, Mamacita Tina is right-- it would make a good gift for Grandpa too!

Lady M said...

Scary and amusing - Q identified 25 of the 26 planes at tonight's reading. The missing one was "Ultralight" for U. I wonder if he'll recognize the pictures out of context - not sure about that one.