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Rabbits, Fairies and Children

 

"I am in a hurry tonight, don Pedrito. I have to pay a visit and I can't be late: they have a young child." "How young? He asks with the face of a politely interested carelessness, that mask that he puts on whenever he hides something in his sleeve. "Very young, don Pedrito", I try to cut up, "he's just learning how to read and that because his parents want him to, as he is only four or five years' old." "Do they have a computer?" "Look, don Pedrito, wouldn't you rather tell me what's on your mind than go on beating around the bush? What connection can there be between a four years old and a computer? It's not that you want them to turn him up to you, isn't it?" "Do they have Internet?" He laughs imperturbably. "They do! And I have to leave house in half an hour and I am still in my slippers", grumbled I angry at his always doing as he likes. "Well then, you could give them a present… It's never too early to watch cartoons, for instance, or to talk to cartoons' characters or even to have a page of your own. What's more, if you say he knows how to read, it wouldn't hurt him to start reading in English. The sooner, the better, I should say…" "All right, but such small children…" "There are very beautiful places. Playgrounds as Allison's or Alexandra's (they are both mothers you know) and even places inherited by fairies. You can wonder through the enchanted forest, let along the rings that you may pass by from the woods." "Fine, don Pedrito, but how could such a young person go through all that?" "His parents could lead him. He'll enjoy it. Don't tell me he doesn't like teddy bears - he champs with pleasure, he definitely likes teddy bears -; the young lad could actually meet Pooh. I won't say a word about Disney, everybody knows about that but what do you think of Rabbit Peter? What could be more delicate than the world of rabbits and field mice? Anyway, you may play very funny games at the rabbit's if you get a good connection. Do you like Dr. Seuss? Or you've grown up too much?

 

 

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