A friend just emailed that she was sending a copy of Maggie's Monkeys to a mom who specifically asked not to get the book until the weather cooled off. She was worried that her three-year-old son would keep opening the refrigerator door to look for monkeys.
That put a smile on my face this morning. You've got to love a mom who is open to a book engaging her son's imagination and yet practical enough to worry about wastefulness at the fridge.
Parenting a young child is such a delicate balancing act -- bravo to those who walk that high wire every day.