Monday, January 22, 2007

Who Is This Child? And What Will He Be Next? By Suzanne Paola

Wonderful article by poet & mother Suzanne Paola in the New York Times. Click above for the link.

MY son, at age 8½, changed his name to Penguin S’ Ice, and he has kept that name for almost a year now, un-bratty in his corrections, but adamant.

The “S” stands for ... I don’t know. The apostrophe is equally vague but definite. When he is asked what his name is — as kids are a half-dozen times a day — he says, “Penguin” or “Penguin S’ Ice” with a trace of discomfort but no explanation.
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