Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sunrise, Sunset (or, When the Apple Outgrows the Tree)

I know I've done nothing but bitch about the cold weather and the snow and the winter and ohmygodblahblahblahblahblah - but I have to say there is one thing I will miss when it's gone for good: sunrises and sunsets behind the leafless trees. They really have been quite spectacular. I'll trade 'em for warmer weather in a heartbeat, though, don't get me wrong. Just sayin'.

This morning as I was taking Liv to school and we were watching a pretty fabulous sunrise, I mentioned something about how pretty the contrast of the stark leafless trees set off by the vibrant burning sun was. She said, "Oh! That reminds me!" and proceeded to tell me a story about school and Science class. The teacher was talking them through a compare and contrast between plant cells and animal cells. She wanted them to think like scientists. My Liv says to me, she says, "But I can't really think like a scientist. I think like a writer. My teacher thought I was taking notes - and I kind of was, because I was paying attention to what she was saying and stuff, but I wrote in my notebook: Book Idea."

She went on to share her idea with me, but I'm not going to share it with you because it was KILLER good and I hope she writes it up. I am seriously jealous of my twelve year old's book idea. There are probably a lot of things about that that are wrong.

25 comments:

5thsister said...

Such a tease! If she ever gets her idea published you better share!

Eva Gallant said...

How fab--daughter following in Mommy's footsteps...gonna' be a writer!

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singedwingangel said...

Hey at least she knows what she wants to be.. my kids come up with stuff that I am always like welll DUHH why didn't I think of that lol.

JennyMac said...

You are a little tease..but I hope she writes it up too.

And sunrise/sunset..ahhh....love love love them.

blueviolet said...

She's following suit??? That's absolutely wonderful!!!

mama-face said...

There is nothing about that that is wrong. It's all good. My heart is smiling just thinking about your daughter.

(one time my daughter's teacher complimented her for being such a good listener. She wasn't listening; she was off in her own world daydreaming. :) )

Anita said...

Your post titles always make me guess what is to come. Now it all makes sense, and she is a tease, just like you!! I love that she writes too.

Sandy said...

What a great moment for you.

K said...

I love that she has a book idea notebook.

Tater Tot Mom said...

I remeber being young and creative...what happened??

Like Mother like daughter..she's got a great writing role model that's for sure!

Pam said...

I like how this girl thinks!

Vixen/Apron Frenzy said...

I love how that girl thinks and that entire 'apple not falling far from the tree' thing? A little bit true, right?

MiMi said...

This makes me think of that movie "Funny Farm" with Chevy Chase...you know the one that the wife writes about Andy the squirrel. I don't know why.
Anyway, this is so cool!! : )

carma said...

Dang that our kids are way more talented than we'll ever be (let me rephrase - than I'll ever be) :D

carma said...

In all seriousness I hope she pursues it-- she's got what it takes :-)

Unknown Mami said...

There are a lot of things about this that are right!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Any girl with a notebook for ideas is my kiond of girl.
High five!
xo

Housewife Savant said...

No. Not wrong. You've raised your girls to go beyond you. Somehow that's what happened with Darling and I reap the rewards of being Mom to such an amazing woman. Sit back and enjoy.

Sidebar; I've got a fascination with bare branches. I LOVE warm weather. LOVE bare branches against the sky. Love.

Gibby said...

Well, I just wrote this on your last post, but Liv rocks! How cool is that? I, for one, can't wait to read her book.

My daughter dreams of being an author one day, too (but again, like me, can't finish a story!), and she actually asked me IF I WOULD BUY HER BOOK. Duh.

Traci said...

I love that you took the time to notice the sunrise (I usually sleep through them!)

So I guess that apple doesn't fall too far from the tree (leafless or otherwise). I can't wait until I am purchasing a collection of "killer" short stories courtesy of your daughter. Of course, this will be made even better when it is sitting next to your book on the Barnes & Noble shelf!
:-)
Traci

elastamomsexcerpts said...

That is awesome. She definitely has a writer's mind!!!

Together We Save said...

That is so great!! I hope she writes it!!

Brandy said...

I'm a sucker for a good sunset/sunrise. I love when the sky is pink & orange. No matter how times I see them I cannot help but to be in awe of their greatness.

Sounds like talent runs in your family!

MaryRC said...

dont worry is sounds like she's not falling too far from the tree... pun intended..

your relationship with your girls makes me jealous.