The kids dream big

The Little Dragon and Little Monkey are on the front page of every Leader newspaper in Melbourne this week. Journos all too often have to use their own families as props and this is a classic example of the kids helping out their Mum.

The Little Monkey has very proudly shown the picture around at school. The Little Dragon was left on the verge of tears after some of his peers were less than complimentary. The schoolyard can be a brutal place.

Leader front page
Leader front page

8 thoughts on “The kids dream big”

  1. I’m sorry to hear that the little dragon got ‘less than complimentary’ remarks. Kids can be mean and thoughtless but I’m sure that LD knows that most of them would have been jealous.

    I showed the cover to my daughter, Sapphire (a year older than your LD but they’re both in my little writers’ group) and her reaction was, “Cool!”

  2. G’day Chief Ninja – thanks for taking on the writers’ group! I have been trying to encourage the LD in the background, although I’m not sure my suggestion he read his work aloud and adjust the punctuation accordingly was sufficiently inspiring! I haven’t read his current draft but look forward to hearing what you have coaxed out of him – and all the budding wordsmiths.

    Thanks again, Tim (lowly ninja)

  3. NO ninja is ‘Lowly’, Tim! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m not sure if I coaxed anything out of him today. I edited all of their work pretty ruthlessly, asking lots of questions so that they’d answer them further in their writing, extending details and descriptions. I tried explaining that to LD today and could see that he was hoping that my lips would stop moving and he could be left alone!

    Ah, what have I got myself into? I keep telling myself that it’s my ‘freebie’ towards the school but it’s certainly not something I’m a ‘natural’ at, that’s for sure!

  4. Ha, I put this to the LD and he denied it … then said, ‘maybe, a little’. He did say some of your questions would help improve his story though, so that’s a win.

    And I think taking on a group like you have, including your very own sparkling Sapphire, shows true ninja courage and discipline. Above and beyond the call of duty!


  5. For what its worth you guys have such beautiful kids!!!

    Poor Lil D ๐Ÿ™ Those kids are just jealous he is such a stunner, clearly destined for multiple Cleo covers when he grows up ๐Ÿ™‚

    You know what I mean though. If it helps, tell him Gman said he looked ‘wicked’ and Indi said he was ‘hot’

    *hugs* xxx

  6. I think we should employ their PR team! And as for The Little Dragon’s nay-sayers – I guess none of them had ever been on a front page. Great smiles!

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