This is Caroline’s first ever written story.
While I was preoccupied with getting ready, she was dreaming up a story. First she was wanted a pen—not a pencil. I understand. I have a very strong dislike for pencils.
Then she wanted to know how to spell the word “walk.” Next, she wanted to know what letters came after the “c in kitties.” I told her and if you look closely, she wrote it from right to left, with the backwards “E” touching the “K” in “walk.”
When I stopped long enough to ask her what she was doing, she told me she was writing a story. When I asked her to tell me about the story, she said “I was walking the kitties with my brother, Liam. In this story, he is 4. We saw flowers on our walk.”
Not too shabby for a girl who doesn’t even like to write her name (the curse of having a long name!). Perhaps we have an author in the family!