Two years ago, I introduced you to my daughter Blondie. At the time I was befuddled by her refusal to explore her imagination with words or pictures. These days? Well, let’s talk to her and find out what she thinks of writing. In honor of her 7th birthday, I give you: Blondie.
We start talking about her poetry and proceed to her story, but then the boys cause a ruckus in the yard and I have to pause.
Biff decides to add his own two scents…from the toilet.
Then Bash just had to get involved, too.
Am I keen to push Blondie to do more and more with her writing? Two years have shown me Blondie adventures creatively on her own terms. It’s so easy for a parent to hoist those passions onto the kid and expect the little one to love it just as much. A child’s got to find her own way through her own imagination, as well as her own way to express it. Maybe she’ll complete her 12-volume set of mysteries, or maybe she’ll start writing about tornadoes.
The joy buzzing through me when she’s eager to create makes any wait totally worth it.