"I remember when Phil was a little kid, instead of picking up a book, getting bored, and then throwing it at his sister, he'd actually sit down and read the whole thing," said mother Susan Meyer, who declared she has long given up trying to explain her son's unusual hobby. "At the time, we thought it was just a phase he was going through. I guess we were wrong." . . . According to behavioral psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Schulz, Meyer's reading of entire books is abnormal and may be indicative of a more serious obsession with reading.This article in "The Onion" is good for a giggle. How many of us were accused of similarly "deviant behavior" when we were growing up?
(And thank goodness the local child protection agency never found out about our daily read-aloud sessions with our children! I'm sure they would have classified it as child abuse.)