I mean a Pooh trail.
We read Pooh
every day. Once at nap time, once at bedtime. We all know the stories intimately. Isabella lives them out in her imaginative play. And Dom and I find ourselves talking in Pooh-isms and wondering and pondering about many things Pooh.
Tonight we got to wondering about a line by Eeyore: “Here we go gathering Nuts and May.” Actually, I’ve wondered about it before, tonight we discussed it and I got around to looking it up. I suspected that “may” was a flower (like the ship) and not the month. I was right. According to Wikipedia it’s a common name for the hawthorne flower.
My google searching also led me to this interesting little article about the children’s song Eeyore is quoting, that corrects a popular corruption of the lyrics, “Here we go gathering nuts in May.
And finally, I found exam on Pooh and other books, probably from a Children’s Lit class.
So if Bella were older we could move from Pooh to a botany lesson, to a lesson on folksongs to a lesson on interpreting literature. But that’s really the stuff that’s fun for me. For now Isabella is oblivious to all those further ideas. She serves Pooh honey pizza and does Kanga’s hair in braids at bedtime and sings Pooh’s songs to herself as she swings, dances, pretends to cook, or skips about the house. I am so happy to be spending these days immersed in all this Poohishness.