Saturday, October 18, 2008

Writer's Angst

I've always loved writing. Ok, so my blog doesn't show it...I mean actual handwriting. Growing up, poems and stories were my life. My 7 year old son? Not so much. As evidenced in a recent Cub Scout meeting, all the boys were done writing Fire Department and ds was still at FIR. I wish I had been more patient with him. At the same time, it was certainly an eye opener. So we got to the task of writing this week. Much tears, much tears.

Our dialogue:
Me: What can I get or do for you to help you like writing?
Him: Get me something that I can take a break every 10 minutes.
Me: That's no problem, we can do that.
Him: (contemplating) Yeah, sign me up for that one. The one with the breaks.

Love that kid.

So sorry, Mama P, for not calling you back. We were deep in the writing turmoil, so park day was not an option!

Note to self: All males that live under my roof do not like acorn squash. However, they will eat red bell peppers and not green. That is encouraging.


Heather's Moving Castle said...

Thanks for the warning. We won't be joining cub scouts for awhile. lol. My almost seven year old would not like writing at all until he is a bit older. :)


Needleroozer said...

Hi! I found your blog from Mama P's. I would like to recommend Handwriting without tears. It is an amazing program, and worked well for my Boy, who at 16, still hates to write.
Good luck!