Or What happens when one’s kids are allowed to fully follow their passions
The Scene: Ikuni and I checking out at Target. Ikuni is purchasing the Harry Potter boxed set with new covers by Kazu Kibuishi.
Cashier: Wow, that’s a lot of money for books.
Ikuni: Actually, I’m buying this here because it’s about $30 less than other places.
Cashier (smiling): I think I’d just get them from the FREE library…unless I guess I wanted to read them more than once.
Ikuni: I’ve read them many times!
Cashier: Really? How many?
Ikuni: That depends. I’ve read The Sorcerer’s Stone at least 40 times. Some of the others, though, just five to ten.
Cashier: . . .