Friday, February 5, 2010

It's a mystery to me!

My sister Tammy home-schools her kids. For their writing assignments, they have to write in a journal each day so my niece Emma (who's in 3rd grade) decided that she is going to write a chapter book in her journal rather than just writing about the events of her day. She is currently writing a mystery. Complete with illustrations.

My nephew, Ben (who's in kindergarten), is also keeping a journal this year and has also decided that he wants to write a book in his journal like Emma. In fact, he is also writing a mystery. Apparently, his mystery is about a bunch of kids who have mysteriously "dissingappeared" and is, I understand, quite a page-turner.

Today, Tammy decided to have a little talk with Ben to make sure that he understood that he didn't have to write a mystery just because Emma is doing it. So they had this conversation:

Tammy: You know, Ben - you don't HAVE to write a chapter book just because Sissy is. You can do something different if you want to. It's your journal so it's up to you what you write in it.
Ben: No, Mommy. I HAVE to keep writing my story. I mean, I HAVE to find out what happens to all the kids!



Emma said...

Thanks, Catch! It was funny all over again for me.....he's too cute!

Phyllis Eddings said...

Awwwww, that's so sweet. What a responsible and caring young man.

Jill said...

Oh Benjo. He is so cute. Love that kiddo!

Erin said...

this made me laugh out loud AGAIN. He is so stinking cute and hilarious. One of my favorite stories!