R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps Series at bedtime … Mother of the Year or Monster of the Year??
I came across an interesting tidbit this morning written by Scott Meslow on MentalFloss. Remember R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series of scary books for kids? Well it seems the movers and shakers in Hollywood are considering turning some of the books into movies for the big screen. I guess the draw would be family friendly horror movies. Good idea? Bad idea? I’m not sure, but that’s not what this post is about.
The thing that struck me about Meslow’s article was the titles of the books. (He does a cute little synopsis on a few of the possibilities for production. If you remember the series you should check it out – good stuff.) Anyway, as soon as I saw the image with the Goosebumps blood-drippy font on the cover of the books I had an instant flashback of reading these gems to my boys at night when they were young. Aww, memories of bedtime stories with the kiddos how sweet, right?
This is where it gets a little weird. The article mentions the series was written from 1992 to 1997. My boys were born in 1989 and 1991. Hmmm, does this mean I was reading horror stories to my kids when they were toddlers? The mental image actually made me laugh out loud!
Come on boys. Time for bed and tonight were going to read “Say Cheese and Die!” baaa haaa haaaa…. Sleep tight little ones.
I guess I probably discovered the series toward the end of the run when the boys were a little older. Probably at a Scholastic Book Fair. Those were the best school gigs ever if you ask me. I volunteered for every one. The thing I’m getting at is… I wonder if I scared by little boys silly?
The truth is they were probably around this age when we read the Goosebumps series. So I feel a little more confident that I didn’t mess them up too much. (lol)
How about you? Any fond memories of reading Goosebumps books with the kiddies?
That’s all for now 🙂