Kyra: Here, Mommy – I wrote this totally great story for your blog!
Me: You want me to put this on my blog? You know lots of people read my blog, right?
Kyra: That's exactly the point! I wanna be a writer, right? So like, if I write something now and you put it on your blog, then like, tons and tons and TONS of people will read it. And I'm only seven. Do you know how many people will read your blog by the time turn to an adult and I'm ready to write my first real book? TONS and TONS and TONS of people! So! I will be famous before I even have my book published and a gazillion people will want to read my book because they already read my story from when I was seven. You simply must put this on your blog because this is my first official writing piece! It's a narrative, in case you didn't know.
Me: Oh, really? (testing her) What's a narrative?
Kyra: (in an unmistakable DUH! tone of voice) Don't you teach Language Arts? To the big kids? A narrative is a story! With characters and someone learns a lesson, and that lesson is called the theme.
Me: (impressed) Ooookay.
Kyra: So post my narrative, okay, and then if people leave you messages, they're not for you because they're really leaving ME messages, so you have to let me read them, okay? It's like they're my fan club.
And so, good readers, without further ado, here is Kyra's narrative. How I've typed it is exactly as she has written it.
Lest you squelch the literary passion straight from her second grade fingers, please leave some comments for my child, or I'll call you all ugly boys and then you'll feel bad about yourselfs.