It has spread. Middle E has caught it. If she had her own computer, almost daily posts would fly off her hunt and peck keyboard. She scrawls letters, notes, stories on any writable surface. If she paid me, I could retire and just be her secretary. Yes there is enough content to sustain at least a month’s work.
She is also using her new writing skills to teach me. A note from last weekend, “Mom we dont want too cleen any more. It is a boor. We do no more. Love E” Translation from 6-year-old language, “Mom we don’t want to clean anymore. It is a bore. We will do no more. Love E” Ugh, my first grader is a rhyming genius. I KNOW cleaning is boring.
That’s why you kids were supposed to do it! Of course I didn’t say that. Instead I agreed. Popcorn and a movie are better. Much better.
Sometimes she types, sometimes her secretary does. We always sit together to proof before we hit publish. Sometimes she does not “catch” all the errors, but those wrong word choices are what make each piece special. The young spirit has specific plans for pictures and let’s me know how the post should look. From the published pieces, I see growth. This weekend we talked about post ideas and topics. Her eyes lit up, she giggled and disappeared for an hour. Later her notebook appeared, a few additional pieces and another series of ideas.
In Kindergarten she earned the nickname Speedy Z. I still do not have the full story on this, but whatever the story, the name fits. She spent time pouring over the available backgrounds and fonts. Upon making her final choice, it was title time. Again she thought about it and did not appreciate any of my suggestions. What’s wrong with Middle E? Or A Kid with a Blog? After a few minutes of doodling, she raced in and said “what about Speedy Z’s Blog?” Nailed it!
She is a feisty little giggle monster who has a lot to say. In writing and in life. What is next? No idea, I’m just on her bandwagon and cheering her along the way.
I hesitated sharing her blog for many reasons. It came down to a little girl wondering why she did not have any comments or questioning why no one wrote her back. She wants readers. Will you follow? http://speedyzblog.wordpress.com/
Can I keep up with her posts is my next worry.