Monday, September 14, 2009

A Budding Teacher

Every morning, I tidy up a little bit before sitting down with a cup of tea. Here's a piece of scrap paper that I have to share with you all. I don't have a scanner, so I will type this up, creative spelling and all. Looks like my eight-year-old daughter is absorbing the art of writing editorial letters:

Hello,

My name is Daughter. It is a plesure to be teaching you this year. I look foraward to sucsess. Your desk s will always be where they are right now. You will never be able to see my body, head, shape, or size. Right now please work on page 3 of the papers. It tells you exatly what to doo. And rember, behave! I am watching every move you make. I hope you are looking forawd to the new school year too.

Sincerly,
Daughter

Well, there you go! My budding teacher. She's much tougher than I am.

Oh, I forgot to add that when my kids were little, they'd send rejection letters to each other when they were mad. It's funny what kids pick up when they live with writer-moms.
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9 comments:

Jen said...

Ah! A fiesty little task master! Please tell Daughter that she has helped motivate me to get back in the swing although I fear I am 2 pages behind already.

Vijaya said...

When we have goals, we tell Daughter. She gets us all going. There are consequences. She's relentless and indefatigable.

laurasalas said...

That is HYSTERICAL. Thanks for sharing:>)

Kelly said...

That's adorable! My 7 yr old daughter plays school all the time. Also, my mom said she called and my daughter answered the phone in a British accent and told my mom she was doing homework: she was to do a short story in a foreign accent. I love what the little ones come up with!

Vijaya said...

Kelly, the things kids come up with. British accents and all. Make sure you put that in a book.

Laura, I'm glad you got a laugh.

Mary Witzl said...

It cracks me up that your kids send each other rejection letters! When my kids finish books, they talk about things like plot development, unsympathetic protagonists, tension, and confusing subplots. If they're ever daft enough to start writing, they'll be that much further along.

Vijaya said...

Hee hee ... my kids also dissect books, especially my son. They're both good writers, so I hope they continue writing ... daft or not :)

My daughter has already said that she wants to be a vet by day, a writer by night and since she'll have many children, that we must live in a little house next door so that I can take care of the kids :) I think she's figured it all out great.

said...

I was surfing around and popped by this entry... that's so adorable!

Have a good day and I'll be back to read more ^^

Vijaya said...

Thanks for stopping by, Musical Notes ... My daughter often plays cat school where the cats learn to do catty things.