Wednesday, November 7, 2007

More Kid Talk!

Last night, I was putting the girl to bed and she asked for me to tell her a story. I took a breath and she said it had to be about a girl conductor of an orchestra. So I told her a story and she APPLAUDED when I was done. I have never had applause at the end of a made up story before last night.

She is just five, but keeps a blank journal beside the bed. Whenever the mood strikes her, she adds a couple sentences and a picture. Sometimes we write and draw together or leave each other messages. I think I will commit the story to paper and see if it becomes just as well received.

Which reminds me of where my life should have taken me....at about 8, I decided to become a writer and live in a garret-like apartment in New York City. I had planned on starving and writing novels and exploring every inch of New York on foot. Instead, I'm working a mindless sort of job, doing mindless sorts of things. So not where I thought I would be.

I do hope I'm equipping my children to follow their craziest desires.

4 comments:

moooooog35 said...

My son's craziest desire is to be a superhero.

I'm doing my best, but the cops keep showing up everytime we get to the "learning to fly" part.

I mean, how's the kid gonna learn without jumping off the roof?

I'm pointing them to your site. Maybe THEN they'll get it.

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Ahhh...so maybe that is what Michael jackson was doing with the baby on the balcony...teaching him to be a superhero. Very innocuous.

The press just twists things to make people look bad.

Anonymous said...

How can you say it's mindless?!? Only the boss is mindless... I'm sure one or two people there have their minds about them. I lost my mind 20 years ago - but its been a pleasent time since. ;)

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Trust me...it's mindless. As a coworker pointed out...if a chimp could type, chances are he could do my job. :P