I realized today that N. had never seen an actual thesaurus, so I brought an ancient one home from my office. I've had this one since junior high. I think I bought it at a rummage sale. (Someone wrote on the edge of the pages "I HATE DOING PAPERS!! JAMES T. O'GRADY" and someone else wrote "moron - writing on your thesaurus.")
N. was absolutely thrilled to see what a thesaurus is like and immediately began reading out words and synonyms. He thought it was the coolest thing, which made my word-loving heart glow, shine, gleam, flush, burn, blaze, flame.