Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Young Author!

Imagine my thrill when I opened the envelope from school and pulled out a letter that began with the following wonderful words: "CONGRATULATIONS! Your child is a Young Author's Conference winner!" I was verklempt! When I was just a wee one ... well, in the 6th grade, so not-so-wee ... I was a Young Author's Conference winner, so I was thrilled beyond words to have my son follow in those particular footsteps for his picture book titled, "The Zoo".

It almost made up for that other thing he wrote in school a couple weeks ago ... the one where they were describing each family member's hobbies ... what they 'liked' to do. He wrote that Dad liked basketball and football, little sister liked playing and dolls, he himself enjoyed playing with trucks ... and Mom ... well, he wrote that I liked washing dishes and laundry. Seriously ... I almost cried. Not photography, not gardening, not softball, not exercising ... but washing stuff. Grrrrrr......! Actually, maybe if I looked at it as a hobby I would, in fact, enjoy it more. OK, maybe not. I have to admit, though ... he's a smart one ... I AM a bit obsessed with cleanliness ... and, apparently, it's quite evident to my children! ;-)

Anyway ... back to my Young Author ... he ended up getting 3rd place in his first grade class, made more special by the fact that two of his dearest buddies were the ones who received first and second! A very fun day for all of them ... and their proud parents!!

22 comments:

Kelly said...

It sounds like the pencil doesn't fall far from the tree! That is exciting! You must be very proud of your lil guy!!

PJ Hoover said...

Whoo hoo! They make you so proud, don't they!

Sheri said...

Hey, Kelly! Congrats! What mama wouldn't be proud of her little budling stretchy his wordy wings!

Kelly H-Y said...

Kelly - I love that ... 'pencil not falling far from the tree' ... very cute! :-)

PJ - Absolutely ... they most certainly do!

Sheri - I love how you worded that ... 'little budling stretching his wordy wings' ... you must be a writer! :-)

lotusgirl said...

Congrats to the budding author and his buddies! Isn't is wonderful to see them succeed?

Shelli said...

OMG i got a littel teary eyed - cute littel writer! i love it and wash stuff. kids see funny things....its cute.

Shelli said...

oops wanted to thank you for reading my ch today :)

Z-Kids said...

Congrats, Young Author!
-AZ

Jeff B said...

The talent pool is deep in your family.

Well done young man!

C.R. Evers said...

oh wow!!!! This is amazing! I can only imagine the thrill I would feel! Congratulations! :0D YaY!

I'm so proud of your lil' man!

christy

C.R. Evers said...

p.s. I've linked your blog to my blog list. :0D

Lady Glamis said...

That's awesome! Congrats. He's adorable. :)

Kelly H-Y said...

Lois - It IS wonderful!!!

Shelli - That's for sure ... they do see everything!! Very funny! And, you're quite welcome ... it was my pleasure!

Z-Kids! I'll pass that along to him ... I'm sure your kids are collecting those types of awards like crazy!!

Jeff - Aw, shucks! Thanks for your kind words!

Christy! It is thrilling ... thank you! And, thanks so much for linking me up to your blog! :-)

Lady Glamis - Thank you so much! I think he's pretty cute too! :-)

J. Aday Kennedy's A Writing Playground said...

Hi,
Congratulations 2 you & your son. I hope your feelings didn't get to hurt. It's a compliment that he didn't view your writing as a hobby. His mom is a writer! Here's a Woo Hoo for both of you.
Blessings,
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Children's Author
www.jadaykennedy.com
http://jadaykennedy.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/jessica_k

Suzanne Casamento said...

How cool is THAT?!?! You have a budding author on your hands. Big congratulations to your little guy!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! Give him a big hug :^)

Kelly H-Y said...

J. Aday! Thank you for your thoughtful words!

Suzanne! SO cool! Thank you!

Sherrie! Thank you ... and, I will give him a big hug!

beth said...

Yay! Congrats to you both!!!

KLo said...

Yay : ) Congrats to your little guy! Looks like it runs in the family : )

Kelly H-Y said...

Thanks Beth and KLo!! :-)

Beth Kephart said...

I am laughing at your son's earlier essay. Having just done 10 loads of laundry for my own son (now home from college), I wondered, too, what he thought of the woman I'd become.

Kelly H-Y said...

Too funny, Beth!