My five-year-old surprised me this morning with a book he had written. I knew he had been working on it, and he even let me read the first chapter, but I didn’t get to see the finished product until today.
It’s too good not to share, but in case you’re wondering why I titled this post the way I did, just keep reading through Chapter 3.
(I am transposing the work exactly as it is written, so errors and omissions in spelling, verb tense, and punctuation are intentional. The emoticons are also intentional.)
The mom and the son was in the house
The son played.
the mom used the hose.
the dad died?
he got shot!
at worck 😦
he wint to the hospitl!
The mom and son was at the pet shop!
the son and the mom was looking?
I wat this puppy 🙂 the son saed
they washt tv
I wat to wach tv the son sed
the mom sed no!
no? if you ask me onw more time no more tv for the rest of the week the mom sed.
I didint do that 😦
I’m thinking maybe this could be more of a performance piece. If I can convince him to do a live reading, I’ll record it and put it up on YouTube.
But on a different note, do you think it’s too soon for me to send him to therapy?