I was going to title this Itchy & Scratchy, but didn't want to attract a bunch of Simpson's fans to the blog. No offense against them, I enjoy the show as much as anyone else, but I'm really not targeting my blog to the gore fans that might search for "Itchy & Scratchy"...but now that I've mentioned it twice in the body of the post, I might as well go back and change the title because I'm sure the damage is done.
ANYHOW, I am way too impressionable for my own good. I wouldn't say gullible necessarily, because I have a healthy amount of skepticism, but I am easily touched and perhaps even manipulated. My husband will ask me if I'm hungry. I'll tell him no. But 20 minutes later I'm STARVING. When the kids get sick, I exhibit phantom symptoms and never know for sure if I'm catching it too or just feeling really bad for them.
So, yes. I'm highly impressionable and this is not always a desirable thing.
My son reads nonfiction almost exclusively. He adds the rhythm and silliness of poetry on occasion, but mostly he reads fact-based stuff like the Wii manual, the car manual, and the driver's ed handbook. Lately he's been seen wandering around with a kids dictionary and Volume "H" of the New World Book of Knowledge. The encyclopedia he's left in the living room open to pages 262 and 263 for days now.
What's wrong with that? It's the article on household pests, so I've been seeing THESE buggers out of the corner of my eye for days now....which makes me very itchy and very scratchy...and now you can be too!