Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Shadow, Love, and First Publication Rights

First off, sorry about the late post. The sub-zero temperatures iced over our ISP's satellite tower and the world almost ended from lack of Internet. I couldn't even check my e-mail. Shudder.

Well, on to the post.

It's that time again. You know, parent teacher conference time. I took Kid D last night. It turned out well, and once again the first grade wrote stories. Last time I had buy the first publication rights to get Kid D to let me post one of her stories on my blog. This time she was ready for me. It went like this.

Me: You did awesome!

Kid D grinning.

Me: Can I put a story on my blog?

Kid D: Sure. How much are you going to pay me?

Me grinning, too: Two dollars for two stories.

Kid D: Deal.

I laughed and paid her. I think she's liking this write and get paid thing. Who can blame her? I'd really like to try it some day soon.

So, here are her two stories with translations attached. Enjoy.

My Shadow


I am jumping on the trampoline with my shadow in the sun. It is fun. If the sun is up very high, your shadow is low.
And the second masterpiece:



I love to eat ice cream. I love Mrs. Tingey!!! I love school. I love me!!! I love my mom!!! I love my dad!!!

I love this story. Who wouldn't? Ice cream--yum. A beloved teacher--awesome. Love for Mom and Dad--bonus. But love for herself--ahhh a mother's dream come true. I'm so glad she let me buy these.

I'm off to write. I have big shoes to fill. Who knew I'd be trying to keep up with a first-grader. :)

Leisha Maw


Heather Hellmann said...

So cute! I love her illustrations.

LeishaMaw said...

Heather, I think I got a good deal. Thanks!

Jonene Ficklin said...

Hooray for the internet, hooray for blogs and hooray for happy kids who love their moms and dads and everything else! You made me smile! Thank you!!

m. christine weber said...

Sweet :-).

- a girl & her books

L.T. Elliot said...

That second story is a tear jerker. And doesn't it say so much about what you're teaching her that she loves herself? Way to go, Leisha!

Elena Solodow said...

Give up now. Your daughter's got you beat. Looks like you've got a Hemingway on your hands - loved the first one!

LeishaMaw said...

Jonene, hooray indeed!

M. Christine, she is a sweetie.

L.T., that part made me so happy inside. I just wanted to grin and grin. My girl loves herself! I hope it lasts and lasts.

Elena, I think you're right. She's a natural. :)

Cherie said...

Hmmm, maybe C would write more if I bought his stories.
p.s. the cat is fascinated with the cursor, it's very annoying. Her photo is up on my blog, BTW.

Texasblu said...

These are awesome stories. I think you got a bargain basement deal! I see inflation in your very near future!! :)

LeishaMaw said...

Cherie, I bet C would like that. :) Your kitty is getting big.

Texasblu, I think you might be right. It's worth it, though. :)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Thats so great! My 2nd grader has been writing stories like crazy (and she always waits till bedtime to come downstairs and show me the turkey).


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