we got a good system going and then out of no where, the kid pipes up and asks me:
"what's your favorite food?"
i laughed at first because that's the typical question a kid has. "what's your favorite...." and then fill in your subject. i asked him what his was and he said chinese food. i told him that mine was italian. then he asked me what my favorite tv show is. that question is easy. 24.
"what's your favorite book?"
"my favorite book? hmmmmm....i'm really digging the lotus and the cross. it's an easy read, but what it deals with is sweet. what's yours?"
he then proceeds to tell me that he really likes the ring books. "i'm reading them again, because the first time i read them, i was little and i didn't understand them. but i really like the silmarillion but what is aggravating is that when i get use to a character, they die. i also like eragon, but the book is better than the movie (of course. books always are). if you want to read something powerful, read number the stars. it's about the nazi's and a jewish family that protects another jewish family."
but after that little conversation, he starts quoting napoleon dynamite after tay and i start working each other over with dialogue from the same movie. it was cool to see a kid that i hardly know, engage in discussion of favorites with someone that he hardly knows, only to take it back to quoting movie lines and just being a kid.