Big Nate. I love you.
You have provided our family with information we never thought we would need.
Since my boys have discovered you we have discussed Kenny G, Barry Manilow, two-pees (toupees), study hall, casual laughs, baseball and the Three Stooges.
This morning Walt quizzed his dad from the Big Nate Boredom Buster book. Who was MVP of Super Bowl ex-v? (He guessed Walter Peyton, not correct.)
When was ZZ Top inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Missed it by 2 years. The only question he got right was what is 12×7. I just don’t know when we would have ever gotten around to discussing ZZ Top without you Big Nate.
Yes, Nate, I know you are a little irreverent, and detention is a word I hoped we would not have to deal with, but I love how much you value your friends, how you tolerate your father, and how you find a lot to laugh about in middle school. Oh, and your cartoons!
Last week Mack asked if I knew ree-oh speedwagon. Huh? Oh! REO Speedwagon! Sure. Let’s listen to “Keep on Lovin You”. Then we listened to “Take it on the Run.” I have not thought of those songs in a good ten years. Thankfully, now my children know REO Speedwagon and the meaning of an 80’s power ballad.
I am so grateful.
All these questions and flashbacks are good for a Mommy’s brain. It feels good to know all the words to, “I Write the Songs that Make the Whole World Sing.” Maybe my brain is still firing on some cylinders.
I pull out all my Mommy talent to follow the middle school banter read to me from Big Nate.
In cartoon frames.
While driving to soccer practice.
A good exercise in focus.
Keep those Big Nate books coming Lincoln Peirce. You are good for our whole family. And we love it!