It is amazing what going through closets full of junk will net you.
As Tyler has progressed into reading, much on his own now, I was thinking of books from my childhood that I loved. My grandparents were always wonderful sources of books for me. Every birthday, I received a book. I had been remembering a book that I loved, that I knew Tyler would also like. But I was afraid that I had given it away years ago (although I cannot image having done that - still I could not find it). It is called The Children in the Jungle by Leif Krantz. It is about three children and their toy troll who begin to paint the walls like a jungle, and everything they paint comes to life, leading them on a amazing adventure. I looked for it online, thinking, "Oh, I'll just order one." No, not happening. It was unavailable, one copy had sold for $105. I gave up, hoping someday I would find it again. That day has come!
I was planning on uncluttering my closet and the back porch. Some items I had planned on putting in Robert's closet. When I opened it, however, the closet had other ideas. Jam-packed full of stuff. I uncluttered that and his room. Lo and behold, I found the book! I was so happy. I read it to Tyler that night, and he loved it as much as I did.
Here are some pictures: