Originally Posted by lilyka
his dad is not excited about it. he was not plannin gon doing this with his dad. who wants to take a kid on vacation just so they can lock themselves in their room and read?
Yeah! I'll probably get accused of "assuming" more stuff -- but I just have an icky feeling Grandma would not, AT ALL, respect the boy's desire to lock himself up long enough to read the entire book from cover to cover.
She'd be saying cr@p like, "You can read that book any old time, but we'll only be in these beautiful mountains for a few more days, nag-nag-nag." I think she'd definitely try to make him feel guilty if he went but wasn't making what she'd consider "good use" of the wonderful time she'd planned for him.
Okay, now I'm assuming bigtime, I'll admit it. It's just, years of experience with my own childhood tells me it's so.
|this sounds like a lot more fun with mom. this is their thing. this is their fun. it is about more than the event.
Yes, being able to share this last book with his mom, who actually loves Harry Potter and will share the joy with him
, seems way different from sharing the experience with his dad who, according to the OP, is the sort of person who'd actually prefer sharing a spoiler with his son so he'll know what happened without getting to read it for himself. That'd be a real drag.