We have a new friend at our house. Her name is Alice and she is a wild dreamer with a tendency to fall down rabbit holes.
We started into Wonderland a few weeks ago, and it's the first book in a long time that has grabbed all of us. At first, I wasn't sure the kids were engaging. They were so quiet and still when I read, but as soon as I closed the book the commentary would start. They had just gotten lost in the adventure.
Last night, Alice awoke from her dream. I read the last page, and closed the book. Evan and Issa were silent. Finally, Evan whispered, "Is that the end?"
"But I don't want to leave Wonderland," chimed Issa.
Magic. They have found the magic of getting so lost in a world that you are actually truly sad to leave.
But then it was my turn to whisper, "She can fall through a looking glass tomorrow..."