Daydream believer

Last night while we were driving to swim lessons, Kyra sat quietly in the backseat, a serious scowl on her face. Andrew and I both asked her what was wrong. Then we asked again. And again. All at once she turned to us and said:

“I’m dreaming!”

We discovered, later, she meant daydreaming. She had a whole story going, with plot and characters, and, ahem, we were rudely interrupting that. While I combed her hair into ponytails for swimming, she told me she was dreaming about a step mom who locks the real mom in a spider room (filled with many spiders and webs).

“And the daughter has to save her mom?” I asked.

Serious nod.

According to Andrew, he has many ideas for stories but, “Writing them down is so hard. I’d rather wait for someone else to write them, then I can just go ahead and read.”

This, by the way, was how I became the brand new owner of a story idea called The Football Nerd. From his head to mine.

Now all I have to do is write it down.


Filed under Kids, Writing

3 responses to “Daydream believer

  1. Andrew just smacked the nail on the head as to why so many people “want” to write a book… but never do.

    It’s HARD to write it down.

    GGuysG to Football? 🙂

  2. Amy

    I love talking out my “kid” ideas with my kids. I think they really get a kick out of it. And I know they’ve really sparked some great ideas for me.

  3. Con loves to provide ideas, too. Of course he’s writing his own stuff now, but since it basically runs to battles in fantasy and/or scifi settings, we don’t have much overlap, so to speak.

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