Thursday, January 14, 2010

Comic Education

The other day Pablo came to me and said, "Hey mom, I have a really funny thing to tell you that I learned from Calvin and Hobbes. Wanna hear it?" I said, sure, and he proceeded to recite, in a funny voice, from memory, this little diddy.


"To be, or not to be: that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; no more; and by a sleep to say we end the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; to sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause..."


My jaw was lying on the floor and tears of grateful pride were rolling off my cheeks, and my husband's eyes were as big as saucers. If Calvin and Hobbes can get my Lego loving son to quote Shakespeare then it will always have a place of honor in our home.


5 comments:

Skubaliscious said...

Yay Calvin and Hobbes!!! I remember almost going into mourning when the guy announced he was done writing them :( I have a nice big compilation all ready for when my girls are old enough to read :)

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Calvin and Hobbes were the standard bathroom reading fare growing up. It was always fun to hear guests laughing when they used it. I love going back to visit my parents because the books are still there for the next generation to enjoy!

sariqd said...

Love, love, LOVE Calvin & Hobbes! And wtg on the shakespeare! :)

Googs said...

That is awesome!

My Cranium said...

Wow! That's amazing!