Monday, January 7, 2013
Another friend of mine, M, once received a note from her son claiming she was mean! Her sons loved to watch Saturday morning cartoons (back in the day when cartoons weren't on TV 24/7), but before she would allow them to do so, she made them hone their writing skills. M wasn't confident that her kids' school did an adequate job of teaching some of the basics, like writing, so she gave them assignments that they had to complete before watching TV. One of her favorite assignments was to give them pictures from magazines and have them tell a story. However, one time, one of her sons decided to write her a note telling her how unfair it was that he had to write every Saturday morning! The forced writing seems to have paid off, since they are both very good writers, and both are very good speakers (often heard on the radio!).