This Wednesday I’ll share some of my kids’ favorite words.
Once upon a time we memorized the riddles from The Hobbit. Well, we’ve been getting morning time done, and that includes memorization. I have the riddles slated to review once a week, but we’ve done them daily, per the children’s request. This is one I hear quite often (in a Gollum voice):
This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
I love Tolkien. (We also memorized the answer, but I’ve omitted that part…)