Thursday, August 30, 2007

Gone With the Winn Dixie

I'm reading Gone With the Wind for the umpteenth time.
I could practically recite it word for word to you.
When I watch the movie, my lips move with the dialogue.

The 10-year-old spied the book on the floor next to the bed.

He: Hey! It's that book from Winn Dixie!

Me: Gone With the Winn Dixie?

He: No! Because of Winn Dixie! (the book they were required to read in 4th grade) This is the book the librarian gave the girl to read to the blind woman... I think. (taps book) Is this the one where the guy goes to war and dies? Gasp! (slaps hand over mouth) I'm sorry! Did I just ruin the ending for you?

Me: (devastated) He dies?!?

Heh heh heh.

Excuse me. I have to go to the bank and make a deposit in the Therapy Fund now...

6 comments:

vw bug said...

Now that is funny!!!

Contagion said...

Your kids and mine can be in the same group.

Bou said...

Holy crap, that is funny...

JRT-ESS said...

I have often thought of reading Gone with the Wind and haven't. You have piqued my interest again. Did you read the sequel?

Thumper said...

Heh. I totally would have done that to my kid when he was little, if I could think that fast...

Mrs. Who said...

jrt-ess...the sequel was a bunch of crap...(spoiler to follow) I mean, Scarlett had a C-Section or hysterectomy or something like that. Yeah, right.

And Roses, I've read my Grandmother's copy several times, until I realized it was an ORIGINAL copy of GWTW.