As a writer, it is important to get inside the minds of your audience. So for those of you who write PBs, here are my five-year-old's best quotes from 2010:
(While visiting, Charlie, a neighbor's new puppy)
JORDAN: Charlie is smarter than Grandma's dog, Rosie.
JOSH: Well, Rosie is smarter than Sarah Palin.
ME: Josh, when is the last time you washed your hair.
JOSH: Mommy, I have a new system. If I back up when I pee, I don't hit the wall.
JOSH: I read the word "Indiana"...without even looking!
JOSH: Mommy, come here. I need you.
ME: I can't right now, sweetie. I'm cooking something
JOSH: Can you pause?
ME: Josh, I am so proud of you. You read your first book!
JOSH: Can you tell all your friends on Facebook?
ME: Josh, did you play Mario with your friend, Spencer?
JOSH: Yeah, but he hadn't played in a long time, so he was a little dusty.
Happy 2011, everybody! Hope my kids still have a few years of good material left in them!