Monday, November 12, 2012

Future Romance Writer

This morning, as the wee ones were waiting for the bus, I walked into the homework room to straighten things up just a little.  I can usually find one or two pieces of paper that need to be recycled amongst the detritus, and I sneak it out when they aren't looking.  This morning, I found a letter Little Miss wrote to one of her puffles.  And I'm not sure if I'm impressed or a little disturbed.

I do know a little of the back story.  Puffles are little furball stuffed animals the wee ones love from Disney's Club Penguin.  They each have a few of the stuffed animals as souvenirs from our trips to Disney, and they have a ton of fun with them from running "Camp Puffle" to celebrating their birthdays. Recently, Little Miss brought her three Puffles to school and shared them with friends for the night.  Needless to say, I put the kibosh on this as soon as I learned they were out of the house, but one Puffle is still at a child's house for a "two week vacation."  He's supposed to come back today, but I don't have much faith.  That said, it isn't a bad lesson for the wee ones.

So I'm guessing that's where this letter came from.  I promise that since she doesn't watch tv, and I watch any movie with her, I know this isn't something she's picked up elsewhere.  I hope.  I'm going to talk to her tonight to get a sense of where this letter came from.

Little miss's Love letter to her puffle

My Dear Strike,  
Mr. Fun has left the igloo, just like you have left my hands, my heart, my house, my bed, and the other Puffles, toys, and Angry Birds' hearts.  
Sincerely yours,
Little Miss
PS I hope you have fun.  I keep trying to think of happy times with you and Mr. Fun, but I keep seeing the letter from Mr. Fun.  I even draw pictures.
(Yes, I edited for clarity.)  So should I be worried?  Or should I just enroll her in the creative writing summer camps and encourage this newfound talent for trashy novel writing?


Sandra November 13, 2012 at 7:59 PM  

Awww, I think this is rather sweet, and poetic even. Not trashy at all! I guess my mind just doesn't go there with little ones... I think Little Miss has a flair for writing!

Tami November 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM  

Journalling is a good way to get out for emotions. I'm impressed that she is using this outlet as such a young age. I hope Puffles finds it way home.

Alicia November 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM  

Fabulous! What great writing. Definitely encourage her. The apple didn't fall far from the tree :)

Grandpa VanderBeek November 14, 2012 at 9:08 PM  

Little Miss writes amazingly well for her age. I love the melodrama and I don't view it as trashy at all. I hope she gets her stolen, I mean, borrowed Puffle back.

Michelle November 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM  

Sandra - It isn't trashy in the view of content but it is completely the tone of a trashy novel with the overdramatic ebbs and flows.

Tami - Oh she journals. I need to post more of them... especially some from her actual journal! And so far... no Puffle return.

Alicia - I am encouraging her. I think it's sweet how she writes so many things down. Whenever we go on vacation, I have them journal it daily.

Pat - Thank you. There is a lot of focus on writing at our school (using the Lucy Caulkins model), so they get lots of practice doing so! Maybe she'll just write for a soap opera - it's the right tone for that, too!

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