by Bethany Kerr, to give us a daily break from the grind.
These kids are so talented…
Bonus: That video was shot 2 years ago. Here were the Tuttles a tad more grown up in January 2009.
The story follows 3-year-old Lee as he and his father discuss his unnamed older sister, whom Lee sees as a ghost sitting by his side as dad and mom read stories to him. The young boy believes his sister is a ghost because “she lived before me, but Mama couldn’t keep her. Mama says she is a ghost.”…
Before the story wraps up with a family craft session to make a superhero costume for Lee, the boy’s uncle joins the conversation about his ghost sister.
When the uncle asks, “Why is your sister a ghost, Lee?”
The boy responds, “Mama had an abortion before she had me,” then reassures his uncle by saying, “Sister is a happy ghost!”
Note: The book’s introductory page reads: “To Little Friends, earthly and unwordly. Masochists, look elsewhere; between these pages you will not find the ‘luxury of grief,’ culpability’s sharp sting or salty guilt.”
[HT: Carole; image from e-flux.com via The Blaze]