Saturday, May 12, 2018

Aunties

Illustrations of Beverly Cleary’s books featuring sisters Ramona and Beezus by Louis Darling. Ramona with a loose tooth
Illustrations of Beverly Cleary’s books 
featuring sisters Ramona and Beezus 
by Louis Darling 
Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her. - Urie Bronfenbrenner
My kids are fortunate enough to have a mom with five siblings, making access to more irrationally crazy adults than most kids have.
Illustrations of Beverly Cleary’s books featuring sisters Ramona and Beezus by Louis Darling. Beezus and her Aunt Beatrice
Beezus hoped to be exactly like Aunt Beatrice when she grew up. She wanted to be a fourth-grade teacher and drive a yellow convertible and live in an apartment house with an elevator and a buzzer that opened the front door.
My mother read the Beverly Cleary books to us when we were little and I read them to my girls . . .  
Illustrations of Beverly Cleary’s books featuring sisters Ramona and Beezus by Louis Darling. Beezus reading to Ramona

Beatrice Quimby’s biggest problem was her little sister Ramona. The biggest trouble with four-year-old Ramona was that she was just plain exasperating. 
If Ramona drank lemonade through a straw she blew into the straw as hard as she could to see what would happen. If she played with her finger paints in the front yard she wiped her hands on the neighbor's cat.
my two oldest daughters being similar to sisters Romana and Beezus.  

Illustrations of Beverly Cleary’s books featuring sisters Ramona and Beezus by Louis Darling. Beezus' birthday cake
Probably nobody else in the whole world had a little sister who had spoiled two birthday cakes in the same day.
(After Ramona had put eggshells in Beezus’ first birthday cake, and playing Hansel and Gretel, had baked her rubber doll into Beezus’ second birthday cake.)

"What's an aunt for if she can't come to the rescue with a birthday cake once in a while?" 
Illustrations of Beverly Cleary’s books featuring sisters Ramona and Beezus by Louis Darling. Romona wearing a mustache 
"Guess what?" Ramona Quimby asked one Friday evening. 
Aunt Beatrice, who taught third grade, knew how to behave toward her third-grade niece. "What?" she asked, laying down her fork as if she expected to be astounded by Ramona's news.
Every kid should have a Grandma who loves books and at least one Aunt to bring cake and hang out. 

#Family #Kids #Love #Read

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Other Stories of Aunts: 

A Nephew and His Aunt


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