Friday, May 04, 2007
I love Kipper. What a lovely little dog he is. I am one of those people who feels strongly that media very much influences the behavior of children. I am often disturbed when I see that some children are learning their etiquette from Bart Simpson rather than their parents. I believe in the Eliza Doolittle concept; you are a princess when you behave like one.
This is why I give Kipper videos as baby gifts these days and for birthdays through age 6. Kipper is a prince because he behaves like one. Exposure to Kipper is a wonderful influence on a small child. If your child takes to watching Kipper like mine did, you might find them speaking with a bit of an English accent... but it sounds just lovely especially when they are using words like "please" and "thank-you."
It's over... right people.. There are no more books in this series? Oh sadness. I truly loved it. These books were just very sweet. I loved the ending, but I won't spoil it just in case I am not the only person in the world who hasn't read these books.
I purchased a souvenir. I bought the book Patches of Godlight, Father Tim's Favorite quotes...
"Why don't you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum." P.G. Wodehouse (love him!)
"What you do when you don't have to, determines what you will be when you can no longer help it." Rudyard Kipling
"Lord, purge our eyes to see within the seed a tree, within the glowing egg a bird, within the shroud a butterfly. Till, taught by such we see beyond all creatures, thee..." Christina Rossetti
By the time you get to book three, Father Tim is a close friend... if you haven't read these books... don't miss hanging around with him. :) This is actually the only long series like this that I have ever finished...