Okay, so we have a new favorite game at our house. I've been having trouble coming up with an idea for a new picture book, so I figured "Why not put my kids to work?" It's not like they help with laundry or dishes. They've got to earn their keep around here somehow.
So, I made up a game. It's called "What's the Story?" I give them a title and then they tell me what happens in the story.
The first title I gave them was ROSCOE TO THE RESCUE.
Jordan said, "Roscoe is a raccoon and he thinks he has super powers, but he doesn't (Clearly, the movie Bolt is a favorite at our house) He goes around trying to rescue all sorts of little animals. Then at the end, his mom gives him super powers." (She lost me with the last line, but up until that point, it was sounding like it had potential. )
Joshy said, "How about a story about monster trucks?" (Okay, he hasn't really grasped the game yet)
But I plan to keep playing! Sooner or later, one of them will give me my next big idea!