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A Busy Couple of Days.

Posted on: March 30, 2010

Friday night, I watched Diary of a Wimpy Kid with two boys, ages 8 and 11. I hadn’t expected to really enjoy it but did. I think part of my enjoyment was because I saw my brothers, as well as my nephews in this flick. From his pampered baby brother to his older terror of a brother Roderick, Greg,  Jeff Kinney’s main character, captured the complex relationship between siblings.

Personally, I loved the way the movie connected with some parts of the written text in the book. I recognized that there were some departures from the exact text but it stayed true to the book’s premises.

Then Saturday, I took the boys to visit friends in the town we lived in before this one. We made a day of it. The older one got to spend time with his friend while the younger one visited several friends at the local park. It was warm but not too warm, the kind of day perfect to running and chasing.

I sat reading a book by Mary Higgins Clark and thought they are going to be so worn out. I was sure it would be a quiet night but not so. The youngest had breathing difficulties from all the pollen. Writing would  have to wait as I watched over him.

Thank goodness the kids are feeling better now.

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I am an aspiring picturebook writer with some magazine credits just no picture book contract yet. I know it is coming and I am more than willing to work for it.

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