When my daughter came down to visit me in March, she had mentioned that she was writing a story about dragons. Y’see, dragons are her newest fixation. She wants to actually become a “dragonologist” when she grows up.
Hey…who am I to tell her otherwise?
So when I received a big paragraph of words in my email a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure what to make of it all at first. I quickly realized, however, that this was her story!!
But wait…it looked like one big run-on sentence. WTH?? Don’t they teach grammar in school??
Oh yeah…she’s only 10. Heh.
I wanted to do something for her…just something small to help her remember that daddy does, in fact, love her immensely. I decided to take her story and do something with it…make it look like an actual STORY. Separate the paragraphs…distinguish the conversations…add some pictures. Really “do it up”.
As I went through it, I really had NO CLUE what I was reading. But you know what? I didn’t really care…I still don’t. It appears as though she took a game that she plays a lot, Spyro, and used some of the game storyline and turned it into something for herself.
Okay…so it’s borderline plagiarism. So what? She’s frickin’ ten, people.
I sent it to her on Friday and she freaked out when she read it on Saturday. We talked and she wanted me to immediately start working on her follow-up (lol). I told her that I was pretty busy this week and had the Ankle Biter this weekend, so it might not be right away.
Still…I got the positive reaction I was hoping for. It totally made my day.
So without further adu, I proudly present The Rugrat”s first ever “published” work: