Sunday, February 17, 2008

Big Backyard

My 3 year old daughter has been receiving the children's magazine Animal Baby since her first Christmas. Her godparents give her a subscription each year. This year they decided that she was old enough to move up to Big Backyard. We tried explaining the change to her at Christmas to prepare her for the new magazine but she was very upset. She burried her head in the couch and said through her tears, "This so stinks! I LOVE Animal Baby!" After more discussion, we finally understood her confusion. She has kept all the back issues of Animal Baby and she rereads them all the time. She thought that we were getting rid of all of the old issues. We explained that she could keep all the Animal Baby magazines and that she would get a new magazine for big girls. With much trepidation, she agreed.
Well, last week Big Backyard arrived. Needless to say, she loves it! We have read it cover to cover over and over again. Which, by the way, takes much longer that reading Animal Baby cover to cover!
So, what did I learn? I learned about the octopus. Did you know that the if an octopus loses one of its arms, it can grow back another? I didn't. Did you know that the female octopus hangs it eggs and guards them until they hatch? I didn't know that one either.
Wow, the things you learn from a 3 year old's magazine!

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