When I picked Daughter up from school yesterday she immediately asked me what we were going to do that evening. I told her we’d eat dinner and we’d play, but then I had to leave for Writing Group.
“What is Writing Group?” she asked.
Fair question, I thought. Glad I didn’t say I was going to Happy Hour.
“Well,” I told her, trying to figure out how to explain it, “Writing Group is when I get together with friends that like to write stories and we talk about them.”
“Do you write stories?”
“Yes,” I said, realizing that occasionally I do.
“Do you write stories for kids?”
“Well, not really, Kiddo. I’ve thought about it, but I haven’t.”
She’s quiet and I turn onto Minnehaha Avenue from her school’s parking lot.
“Kiddo, would you want me to write a story for kids.”
“What do you think I should write about?”
This is where I got excited. Actually, the whole conversation was exciting, but I never expected a writing prompt from my 4.5YO.
And after some hesitation, she started.
“I think you should write a story about Ariel. The mermaid.”
I smile broadly, but keep quiet.
“And My Little Pony. Ariel and My Little Pony. Can you write a story about that?”
I quietly chuckle.
Of course. Her two favorite characters of the week. A Disney mermaid (Hey, if she had to go Disney, I’m glad she went with the one that can swim.) and a group of Ponies that I know nothing about, but I’m learning quickly.
“Yes, kiddo, I can write a story about Arial and the Ponies.”
Or at least I can write a blog post.