Thursday, April 5, 2012

Let's Get Real: Installment 1

I am toying with the idea of writing a series of children's books.  This one wouldn't involve bunnies or balloons, although I'm not opposed to those elements but it would help parents educate kids on the facts of life.

Lately, we've been doing a lot of education in our home.  Lakin wonders about everything and asks what we're doing or inquires why we do it that way.  For example, we peel the orange before we eat because the peel doesn't taste good and was not meant to be eaten.  We flush after we use the potty because it's rude to leave our surprises for other people to clean up.  Yelling in the grocery store to hear our voice echo is funny but disruptive to other people in the store.  And you get the idea.

My first book will be called: No One Likes Dragon Breath.  It will discuss the importance of oral hygiene and how to properly brush one's teeth.  We're working on this one in our house.  Someone prefers to suck the toothpaste from the tooth brush and then throw it to the ground, thus delaying the actual brushing and requiring her mother to reload the toothbrush with more delicious tooth paste.  No one said she wasn't a genius.  But even geniuses have some gnarly morning breath.  I'll let you know how my initial drafts are coming.

1 comment:

  1. You're hilarious Sara! This routine of Lakin's sounds strikingly familiar to the one that Audrey's developing. One strategy we found to work sometimes is singing the ABCs while I frantically brush.
    Your book series sounds like a genius idea, especially while you have some "free time"!