Last Fall, Peter got all four of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I got him one and my mom got him the other three at the school's Fall Book Fair. (Our school has a Grandparent's Day where all the grandparents are invited to have lunch with the kids and then join them at the book fair where hopefully they will spend oodles of their retirement money.)
Peter devoured these books. Here is a picture I took of Peter reading one of them last October. I was inside taking this picture through a window because I didn't want to disturb him. Look at his little furrowed brow - isn't it cute?
He has since read each of them at least twice so when I heard there was a movie coming out, I knew we would be going.
We took the kids this Saturday and what a cute movie it was! We laughed, we giggled, and we were grossed out. It was the perfect movie for a 7-year-old boy! (And a 40-year-old girl for that matter.)
Last week at the school's Spring Book Fair, Grandma got Peter the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Journal and the poster. Peter has been drawing his own comics and writing in this journal ever since.
The only problem is that he keeps asking me when there's going to be a new book out. The fourth book just came out in September so he's disappointed when I tell him it's probably going to be another year or more.
Meanwhile, I guess he'll just keep re-reading the first four and writing his own diary.
Although both Greg and Peter will tell you - "It's not a diary. It's a journal!"