Today is Tuesday… the day Lucas and I become reading partners to kids at Ten Sleep School. We have always listened to the 3rd/4th graders read, but today we were thrilled to have the kindergarten class as well! Yes, they can read…and they read one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! Picture this: A little girl, book in hand, (the classic Go, Dog, Go!) and a large dog snuggle down on the floor. She on a soft pillow, Lucas nearby. She is a tad nervous at first, from a 5 year old’s eyes, Lucas is VERY large. But with a pat on his head, she begins. Soon she is in rhythm. “Do you like my hat?” Lucas settles down with his big head on his paws and she REALLY begins to read to him. Her voice changes and she emphasizes words adding drama to the intense plot! She turns those big eyes to me and asks, “Does Lucas like to look at the pictures?” “Yes, sometimes,” I say, “especially if they’re good pictures!” Smile. She reads a few more pages until an illustration strikes her fancy. “Lucas…” she turns the pages to him and he opens an eye and glances at the page. Her face lights up. “He did this,” she says to me, and does a perfect rendition of Lucas’ sideways look he’s given me a million times. I choke back the giggle and she continues. Every so often, she turns the pages to Lucas and shows him the dogs on the pages, he glances, and she continues with the story. Soon we walk her back to the classroom where the next student is anxiously waiting his turn. Book under her arm, she turns and tells Lucas goodbye, and skips away, thrilled with her first visit with the big dog. That was a keeper memory, folks. Cuteness is all over that kid!Find me here!