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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Little authors

I have spent a lot of time writing lately. (aka... every single spare second of my day... as if there are so many spare seconds.) The girls have been completely uninterested in what mommy does until recently. They saw an article I had written several months ago and my name in print and decided I might be sort of cool. Maybe. Since then, they have been asking lots of questions and telling me they want to write a book, too.

Let me just be honest, I make time to do little projects with my kids, but I really want to finish this book asap with as few distractions as possible. (Yeah, right in this house--no distractions. Ha!) I put them off as long as I could, but today, I finally gave in.

This was such an easy little project for them to do. I let them write and illustrate their own story. Instead of staples, I punched holes into several sheets of typing paper and tied on some cute ribbons. I told them to brainstorm their story lines, then let them go at it. Belle is still working on hers, but Estella Dru finished today. (I had to do her writing for her, but wrote what she said word for word. She is reading really well, but we're still working on the writing. I can't believe she's starting kindergarten next month!)

Estella entitled her story, The Fairy and the Human. Catchy, right? Here are a few pages.

Now if only I could come up with a title for my story. Sigh. I can't believe The Fairy and the Human is already taken. That's what I get for not being on the ball.


Cindy said...

You are such a fun momma:)

Chad & Bettina Crumby said...

that is so cute, and a great idea!