Why might I bring so much controversy to such a classic, you wonder? Well, I didn't. I merely read the book to the migits this evening, and found that it was not very secretive with it's intentions. Here's the story line- Nate introduces himself as a detective. Incidentally, he LOVES pancakes. I am not sure why there was so much talk of that nugget of information, but it was strategically placed, throughout the erotic, err, uh, I mean, children's book. He receives a call from a girl. Annie is her name, and he goes on to describe her in detail; hair color, eye color. Look, guys don't notice that stuff unless they are hot and heavy. He EVEN mentions that she smiles a lot. Look. I am 36 years old, and if there is one thing I know... Right. It might be the ONLY thing I know a lot about, but at least I know enough to recognize it, whereas, where have the parents been since the seventies on this one? I know you all can not still be stoned. Unless you live in Colorado. In that case, all the parental units of that state get a freebie here. But I am not sending you pot-heads anymore Twinkies! (Well played, Obama.)
So, Nate dutifully writes his mother a note, stating his intentions. See the evidence below-
|Whew. At least he was safe. Smut. It's what we read to our kids.|
And for the record- both of my kids are read to, daily. We read about 8-10 AR books each week for testing, and the rest is just for fun. (Upwards of 25 per week are read via many sources.) We take reading very seriously- unless it's erotic- then we try to explain away some of the nuances. I just tried to cover it up with , "Oh, honey... Those are "rubbers." You know.. a type of shoe???" Sure they are. Wink, wink.