My first weekend away from home since Z’s birth deserves a tribute, and Z deserves a new book. So I made one for her. It cost no money and took approximately forty minutes to create. The illustrations especially are an indication of the book’s hasty publishing.
Z has been without her father for weeks at a time (usually for work), so she’s used to him being gone (although she never likes it). Because I’m always around, I thought a book might be a good way to explain what’s going on. I could just tell her, but that would be boring.
So here’s the text:
Mommy is going to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is a city in southern California. Auntie Dana lives there.
Mommy is going to visit Auntie Dana, and stay at Auntie Dana’s house.
Mommy and Auntie Dana will do fun things, like go out to dinner, go shopping, and tell stories.
While Mommy is in Los Angeles, Z will get to spend lots of time with Daddy!
Z and Daddy will eat together, play together, and do naptime and bedtime. Maybe they’ll read lots of stories, like this one.
Even though Mommy will have fun with Auntie Dana, she will miss Z and Daddy and Clark very much!
But remember, whenever Mommy goes away…
Mommy comes back!
Kids are so easy to impress. She LOVES the book. She especially liked how I used her markers to make it.
Quick bit of blog business (three things):
1) No post on Monday. I have a great book to review for you (Plain Kate by Erin Bow) and I want to do it justice, not, like, write it while I’m in an airplane.
2) Starting in December we’re going down to two author interviews per month. I’ve been missing my free-for-all entries. Starting next Friday, interviews will be shorter.
3) I’m thinking of going down to two updates per week. I need to focus on my fiction, which was the whole reason for starting this blog-website. If the blog is taking over fiction time (or family time), that’s a problem.
Happy weekending, everyone!
Auntie Dana is super excited!! Auntie Dana also hopes Clarkie ninja-ed her way into the messenger bag.
I hope you and Dana have a great time! I can’t wait to see you this next week and hear all about it!
ooh have a great time. never been out there, enjoy
A very cute idea – I may have to use that when we leave the boys with their grandparents in a few weeks!
I think it really helped. It was fun to make the book, too. I relish drawing stick figures.