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.