Sunday, August 31, 2014

Paige to Dad: "You're Ruining My Life"

So here's what happened with Paige and the school paper.

After she signed up to be the editor, it was a while before we heard anything more about it. She didn't get the editor gig but she was told she could be a photographer. She was elated.

However, when we were finally able to track down the details, we found out the school paper was a more or less a class project for the 6th graders. Traci and I talked about it and decided that probably wasn't the best idea for second-grade Paige.

When we broke the news, she was displeased at best.

"Dad," she stomped. "You're ruining my life!"

I felt bad about ruining my daughter's life.

Pretty bad, actually.

And then I had an idea. What's the next thing to working for the paper? Having your own paper, of course. (And it's probably better.)

"Paige, what would you think about having your own blog?"

She looked at me quizzically.

"You could write about the stuff you do. You could put pictures on there. And drawings. And funny stories about Curtis."

Her eyes got wide. And then so did her smile.

"When can we do it?" she asked.

"Let's wait until school gets out and then I'll help you set it up."

But she couldn't wait. A day or two later, the blog was created and she had already written a post about our trip to Vernal.

Here's my version of the story.

And here's what Paige had to say about it on her blog:
On the weekend of Memorial Day, me and my family went to Vernal, Utah on a vacation. It took 3 hours to get there. But then we FINALLY got there. We stayed in a hotel called Springhill Suites. It was one of the best and fanciest hotels I’ve ever been to. (To be honest, I haven’t been to very many hotels because we are very low on travel.)First, we went to KFC for dinner. Then, we went swimming in the indoor pool at the hotel. In the morning, we went to dinosaur land. But in the blink of an eye, BOOM! We had to go home. I’m sure we all had one of the best vacations EVER.
I think her version was better.

We've since purchased her a little digital camera and she's been documenting the whole summer. Now when it comes time for her to really be on the school paper, she'll be ready!

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