This morning I was talking to Hazel about my coming to her preschool to read a Dr. Seuss book in honor of Dr. Seuss Week. She knows I work at home, or really go to school at home, but that’s about all she knows. So, I said to her, “Did you know I’m a writer too? That’s what I do right now – I read and write, and later I’ll teach other people how to do that.”
“Really? You just write? I want to be a writer when I grow up, just like you.”
Thinking how sweet it was to hear that, I said, “I can’t wait to read your books.”
“Hmmm, what do you write? What kinds of books?”
“I write things about other books; I read them, then I write about them for other people.”
Laughing, she replied, “What?! Who would read THAT?”
She’s a perceptive little genius, she is. This little exchange made my day.