Friday, March 20, 2009

The Toddler Dad's Book Club

Hey Dads, need some intellectual 'Guy Time'? Well, in an effort aimed at sustaining parent literacy during the turbulent toddler years, I am starting 'The Toddler Dad's Book Club'.

Slots are still open but filling up fast, so if you have a little one and want a book club tailored to the kind of reading of which you partake, this is the perfect venue for you.

Cyber meetings, with virtual beer and steaks, will be held monthly. Interested? Then read on and check out the inaugural selection. This has potential to become the next Internet parenting phenomenon. And remember. . . . .it all started right here.

(Stop! You must not Hop on Top of Pop)

Reading Selection:

'Hop on Pop' by Dr. Seuss

Discussion questions for our first meeting:

What exactly were Red, Ed, Ted, and Ned doing in Bed? And what happened to poor Fred?

What gender is Pat anyway?

What became of that cat on which Pat sat?

Three Fish in a tree? How can that be?

Theories on what species 'Him' is? Liger, perhaps?

Let's make it an initial goal that all who sign up read the entire selection before the meeting. Well ok, at least get half way through. That certainly can't be too much to ask. I'm talking Commitment, brothers! Let's show the ladies we have it in us.

Want more specifics? - Ask me tomorrow, but not today.

15 comments:

Eric said...

Will I be premitted to join? It sounds fun... I like to write more than read, but I guess to further my intellect I should read more, right? You know I don't have a kid yet... 7 days to go, but 7 days we will have a baby, and no toddler... lemme know and if you say no.. then.. well you suck!
lol jk

Eric said...

You sold me on the idea when you referenced a "Liger!"

Scary Mommy said...

My poor children. I HATE Dr. Seuss. Always have, always will. He's the only author I really despise reading--- I just don't *get* it!

James said...

@Eric - Hey, I don't discriminate. Soon enough DS is all you will be able to read. lol.

@Scary Mommy - Strange, almost creepy, drawings and odd concepts. I hear you on that but I will still read the stories to Lukas unless he begins to have nightmares.

morethananelectrician said...

At least it isn't "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish..." That one makes my head hurt...

Sign me up?

iVegasFamily said...

I wish I had time to read. I barely have time to read blog posts lately.

James said...

@MTAE - Ha! I wanted to keep it easy for the first go round. Your in, but popular demand may dicate One fish, two fish next time.

@Vegasdad - Precisely why this is the perfect book club for dad's with little ones. lol.

nonnasnonsense said...

i'm not a dad, but screw your rules :) i LOVE Hop on Pop and so does the g-kid. he has it almost completely memorized even if he does still say tup instead of cup lol

Ed said...

I like Hop on Pop--but there's a lot of life wisdom in One Fish, Two Fish. Seuss was genius!

When's the meeting?

James said...

@Nonna - We here at LIAYF have a non discrimination policy. Start pondering those deep questions. lol.

@Ed - We don't have One Fish yet, but now I want to pick it up. About the meeting...Ask me tomorrow, but not today.

SciFi Dad said...

Would I be welcome even if I've never heard of the book?

Steve said...

I'm in! Nearly spat my soup out laughing when I read your question list.

Question: as I don't eat meat, should I eat virtual steak, or will you have a virtual meat substitute? (And you thought this would be easy huh.)

James said...

@Scifi - Sure. You will be amazed at the depth of Suess.

@Steve - You can eat virtually whatever you want. There is no substituting for the beer though.

Eric said...

I can be in your club now... I'm officially a dad...

James said...

@Eric - Well, you have a ways to go before your little guy is a toddler but you get a special pass. Congratulations Daddy!