Monday, March 15, 2010

Do you want some cheese to go with your whine?

The kid doesn't want me to read to him any more. Waaaaaaaah.

It's because I couldn't keep making up different manly voices while reading Lord of the Rings. I was doing fine until we got to Rohan, and suddenly there's a bucket load more dialogue and way too many manly men. My throat got very sore indeed (which was useful for orc voices).

The Noodle also announced yesterday that the problem with Lord of the Rings is that only one character has a personality. Any guesses?

7 comments:

Ampersand Duck said...

wow, he has high standards, doesn't he? does he realise how many parents have given up reading to their kids by his age?

And I'm guessing
Gollum

Roger Parkinson said...

"Any guesses?"

Sam?

Shayne Parkinson said...

My guess would be Gollum, too.

Oh, dear, he *does* have high standards, doesn't he? Perhaps he'll realise how much he misses your reading, and come around.

julie said...

Pippin?

cristy said...

My money's on Gollum too. The hobbits do tend to blur into each other sometimes...

Penthe said...

The answer is Gimli. But he is only half way through The Two Towers, so he might change his mind soon.

He says Aragorn is never going to get a personality and just rolls his eyes at Legolas. He is not a fanboy. Probably a good thing that I've stopped reading to him before Faramir turns up - he might say something I would find hard to forgive.

TimT said...

Your child is wise. Thousands of characters, and only one personality amongst the lot of them - that's a handy definition of 'Lord Of The Rings'.