…one evening at bath time when my 5 year old daughter sadly said to me, “You don’t love me anymore.” I said, “That’s not true,” and asked her why she felt this way. Miss 5 informed me that I said, ‘good girl’ to Miss 1 more than I did to her.
And so… I set to work, writing a story to cheer up Miss 5, telling her how special she is. She was the star of the story – Tilly Bear, Miss 1 was Baby Bear and I, of course, was Mamma Bear. Miss 5 loved it!
What fun I had playing around with rhymes and repetition and searching for the best words to use.
At first the story was too short so I added to it and changed parts many many many times until I was completely happy with it.
I now have a journal full of ideas and funny stories. Writing stories for children is addictive!
Feel free to reply. Would love to hear from other people about the funny things their children say and do or any suggestions to help me with my writing.