We read the part where the neighbourhood bullies try to beat up the teacher and get thrashed themselves, and Nat was so excited, and I could feel him wiggling on my lap and then when we found out that the teacher had used Almanzo's father's oxen whip Nat screamed with excitement, and it was golden.
And then we read about breakfast the next morning and were impressed with the food, and I spontaneously hauled the kids downstairs and got out the maple syrup from the fridge and made maple taffy.
It was good.
|Evidence of maple taffy|
|Do you think we should keep him in here permanently, or let him out from time to time?|