2012 九月 15
Noah has taken an interest in the magazines lying around the house. Sometimes, he would pick up a copy, flip through the pages, and “read” for a few minutes. Mostly he was attached to a commercial insert of on the back cover, e.g. a close up of a classic watch, or some celebrity’s portrait. But this time he saw me reading it at the kitchen counter, and fell in love with this cover. He spent a good 2-3 minutes studying it, very seriously. ZM and I were amazed, wondering what he was thinking, what aspect of this cartoon that drew the attention of a two year old?
March 16, 2014
(Noah named everyone in this cover a friend of his at his pre-school class. He named the little boy on the bottom left wearing a “I HEART NY” tank top himself, and little beard dude to his right Daddy 小人给这个封面上的每个人物都按上他认识人的名字，大多是他学前班同学。左下角穿“我爱纽约”小背心的是他自己，旁边那个长胡子戴礼帽的是爹爹).
October 24, 2014
Last night after dinner. We sat together on the sofa and flipped through a few issues of recent “The New Yorker” magazine together. Noah liked its cartoon cover and the cartoons inside. He especially liked a recent cartoon depicting Mrs and Mr Potato Head, whom he had known from Toy Story trilogy and his own toys.
Then i flipped past a photograph of someone wearing a long black robe standing in the dark. Noah said, “May the force be with you.” I couldn’t believe my ears and doubled back, “what did you say? say it again.” He repeated it, “May the force be with you!” I was astonished! ZM didn’t understand what it meant (he never watched Star Wars before i showed it to Noah recently), so i had to explain to him. Noah listened with a knowing smile on his face.
Now Noah is a true star-wars-fan. “May the force be with you!”
我昨天晚饭开始看这一期。小人明显已经全翻过了，一页页翻过去自己念每幅卡通下面的解释，突然很严肃的跟我说，这是个悲伤的”this one is sad.”
他指着下面的注解，一个字一个字念给我听，”We’ll offer them religion in exchange for food. If that doesn’t work, we’ll kill them and take their food in the name of religion.”念完了他说这些是坏人，他们要杀人。然后他问”religion（宗教） 是什麽？”