Anything is possible

As we head into Easter weekend, I’m reminded of why it’s important to log kid moments and keep reading them. Adults forget what it’s like to be a kid. When you write children’s books, you can’t forget being a kid. It’s basically the job description.

Those delightful kid moments keep me laughing when I’m ready to burn my second draft. Mostly, those tidbits help me develop voice, grow characters, and build a plot.

This story comes to me second hand. (Does this particular child live with me? It’s possible.)

Child: Dad, do you think it’s possible for a huge rabbit to carry eggs all over town and hide them in houses? And use big paws to put candy in the eggs?

Dad: Hmmm … I don’t know. What do you think?

Child: OF COURSE IT’S POSSIBLE!!!!

Young children. Trick questions. They go together like boogers and fart jokes.

1 thought on “Anything is possible

  1. Mike

    Reminds me of trying to trick my son into not noticing that I dropped a few sentences or a paragraph from the book I was reading to him at night. Never. Could.

    Reply

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