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14 May 2011 @ 10:08 am
*collapses of cute*  

One of my–well, I think technically they’re second cousins, but I tend to go generational for relationships, so: one of my nephews (of which I technically have two but by generational breaks I have, uh. Six. Ten. Thirteen. Fifteen. And four nieces. One one side of the family. I think there’s another two of each on the other side, but I’m not positive. Anyway!) One of my nephews wrote me a terribly cute letter (which he asked his mother to post on FB, trusting it to get to me that way, but not trusting it to get to me via snailmail *laughs*). It says:

“Dear Catie (Aunt Catie),
We are having a new baby, so I can’t visit you for a while. Sometime, when the new baby is 3, I want to come play with you in Ireland and I want to play baseball. ”

and has a picture he drew of me:

Picture from Brody

Now I want to write more Gryphon Beach stories for little boys. :) The weird thing about those stories is the first several I told off the cuff in a chat room a Very Long Time Ago and they were easy as anything to write. It’s much, *much* harder to write them straight, like regular stories. Apparently they’re meant to be composed like one would tell a story at bedtime, not sitting down to Write Like A Grownup.

Obviously I need to log back into Too and tell people some stories.

(eta: ooh, or maybe hold a chatroom storytelling hour a few times, for people to log in to and be told GB stories!)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: dorkydelighted
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on May 16th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Video chatting, you could even record it so you can go back later and watch it yourself. If you need to. Also, we miss you on Too. And Mo Willems was on NPR over the weekend talking about how books are meant to be played, not read, and if I can find the article I'll send it to you.