A few things...

I was going to be all clever and do five for Friday - but now it's almost Sunday, so it's not quite as clever. Sadly, I'm tired and can only think in bullet points, so here it goes anyway:

  • My daughter told me that I "destroyed her happiness" last night. Actually, I'm not sure "told" is the correct verb since she was declaring this at the top of her lungs. My sin? I only gave her an hour to read before lights out. The teenage years will be oh so fun.
  • To make up for it, my two year old loves only me. I overheard my husband saying "I love you girls" earlier today - the one with her happiness destroyed responded "I love you, too daddy!" The other said "I love mommy!" heh heh... I was secretly happy, though I know I should focus on fostering father daughter bonding.
  • Since I've had a son I'm not sure why "mama's boy" has such a negative connotation. Shouldn't he love his mama?! DH just shakes his head and promises him he won't let me make him weird... I don't know what he's talking about.
  • E. Lockhart. No, no continuation with the above thought - but seriously, if you haven't read the Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, you need to. It sticks with you. So many books are predictable. This is really about power. It's The Art of War at boarding school, but not with boys or popularity as the bounty. The prize is power itself. Very interesting.
  • I'm working on much plotting right now. I have two novels competing for brain time. I should pick one and go with it, but right now I'm sketching them both out to see which I want to commit to first.
  • It's way past my bedtime, adios!


Catherine J Gardner said...

Good luck with choosing which novel to go with - I have three projects to choose between and instead have been concentrating on short stories. Bangs head against desk.

April 27, 2008 at 2:09 AM
Kimber An said...

Adorable darling children! Sometimes I hear mine arguing over who is who's best friend. What a wonderful problem to have! I spent most of my childhood hiding from my siblings.

I feel for you with the novels competing for brain time. Happens all the time to me. I have no suggestions, just empathy.

April 27, 2008 at 5:52 AM
Melissa Marsh said...

I'm eager to see what my daughter will be like as a teenager...should be interesting!

I have no idea what my next novel will be - always so many ideas floating around up there...

April 29, 2008 at 10:59 AM

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