Harvey Cantor and the Sorcerer’s Lizard

All this week C has half days of school while A has full ones, so he is taking the opportunity to have friends over as much as possible to take advantage of his sister-free state.  Today he and his friend did a play for me, Harvey Cantor and the Sorcerer’s Lizard, which involved dueling with (unsharpened) pencils and a riddle contest.  I had to try and keep a straight face through the entire production, it was just so cute.

The part that amused me the most, however, was watching C and this particular friend interact.  Unlike many of his other frequent guests, this particular child is as happy to compromise as C, and their conversations go something like this:

Friend K: “So I thought we could do it something like this, what do you think?”

C: “Oh!  Great idea!  But how about instead of doing it like that, we do it like this and then that?”

Friend K: “Yeah!  And then we could do xy and z as well!”

C: “YES!”

The final result?  They spent the entire three hours planning and complimenting each other and then scurried about to actual produce a play that bore no resemblance to the hours of discussion ahead of time.  At the end of the day?  “It was the BEST. DAY. EVER.”

Friend K is welcome anytime.  And I am not just saying that because I got three loads of laundry folded while waiting for the production to commence.



  1. Oh, wonderful. If only ever child could find a friend who fits so well!

  2. Sounds like the perfect friend. I hope they have a very long lived friendship.

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