I love to jump – onto the couch, off the couch, onto the bed, off the bed, into the car…
You get what I mean. So Mom decided to teach me to jump through a hoop. This sounds simple, but it’s not. Sometimes I forget to jump, and I accidentally run UNDER the hoop and stand on the other side, waiting for a Cheerio. Sometimes, my front feet jump, but my back feet don’t. Mom says, “Why did I waste $8 on a hula hoop?” and “Up. Up! UP!! Ugh.” and “You’re only halfway there.”
Mom is also halfway there in her 12×12 Challenge. She and a bunch of other picture book authors decided to join Julie Hedlund and challenge themselves to write a picture book a month for 12 months in 2012. Now that it’s the end of June, they’re halfway there.
Mom is actually a little more than halfway there! She has written 7 and a half picture books. She likes most of them, but she thinks a couple stink. She says, “It’s only a first draft.” and “This one isn’t my favorite.” and “I have Cheerios in my pocket. Let’s play Fetch for a while.”
Yeah…I’m only halfway there, too….
I’m not worried about Mom. She always finishes what she starts. She has to keep trying like I do, and we can get a new box of Cheerios, so we don’t run out.