So I have only heard good things about the books by Thorton Burgess. And I was actually planning on reading them to my children as a fun way to study nature. We are headed to the ocean next month, and I was all set to start an ocean study by reading the "Seashore" book of his. We didn't have a copy of any of his books at my local library, so I just purchased a copy on amazon.
Well, I was upset to find so much talk of "Old Mother Nature". This kind of bothers me for various reasons. I don't feel right refering to God's creation as something made by "Mother Nature". Or insinutate that some "mother of nature" had anything to do with the wonders we experience outside. That doesn't seem to be giving credit where credit is due if you know what I mean!
Has anyone else run into this problem? What did you do when reading the book? Did you substitute a different phrase in place of "Mother Nature"? Did you discuss the term with your children? Do I shelf the book until my kids are older? (they are 4.5 years old and 3.5 years old.) I don't want to confuse them at all.