This morning while I'm brushing my teeth I hear my wife greet our now 6yr old daughter, who has just woken up and come into the room like this: "Good morning! What were you doing, reading in bed?"
My daughter seeks me out and I see that she is holding her Shakespeare book. This is one of those where the stories have been rewritten for kids to understand (not the Lamb, this is from a publisher called Usborne. Same idea.) Anyway, she is holding her finger over a page. She comes over to me, opens up the book and says, "Daddy, this is the play we're going to see in a few weeks." Sure enough, she is pointing to As You Like It. Absolutely right.
Tonight I'll make sure we read that whole story. Unlike some others where I had to make it up off the top of my head, she's getting old enough now where she'll be able to follow along with me. I can't wait!
[On a related note, I may have royally screwed up my timing this summer and caused a Shakespeare clash. Boston's Shakespeare Day is on Saturday, August 2. I was going to take the kids to that, since they would never stay up for an evening show during the week. However, we've also booked a one-day only trip down to Cape Cod to see a special children's version of The Tempest! So we will indeed be driving back up through Boston on the Saturday, but whether they are too exhausted to sit through a second play, I guess I won't know until we're there.]