|An apt metaphor for the effect Tootie Pie|
had on my life.
Tootie Pie and I just finished "Because of Winn Dixie", our first book with no pictures. The author used a literary device where India Opal's father told her 10 things about her mother, who abandoned her when she was very young. She cherishes these 10 things as a way to hold on to the memory of her mother, whom she can barely remember. But, at the end of the book, when Winn Dixie goes missing, India Opal creates a list of 10 things about her dog so that she can put these ten things on a "Lost" poster. She realizes that you cannot get to know a dog, or a mother, or anyone from a list of ten things.
|An even better metaphor!|
Ten Things About Tootie Pie
- She has never given anyone any trouble
- She jumps up and down and squeals when she's excited, which is often
- She loves to dance and sing, and does both very well
- She sings German and Mandarin songs with no detectable accent
- She loves to learn and make connections
- She will hold hands with special friends and relatives
- She will invent funny stories and even speaks her own language, called Carrot language
- She is loved by all who meet her
- She has made my life more rich and fantastic than I ever thought possible
- She has a great sense of humor and makes people laugh