Monday, 8 December 2008

The Scribe

Daughter has been receiving Christmas cards from her classmates. Most of them just wrote their names. Some, more ambitious children wrote "To Izzy" and then their names. I thought it time that she wrote hers, but I wondered how I was going to get her to write her name in 20 Christmas cards. I needn't have worried.


She started the first one, "To Oliver"

"How do you spell 'were', mummy?"

I spelt it out for her.

"How do you spell 'great', mummy?"

I spelt it out for her.

"How do you spell 'king', mummy?"

Gradually I realised that she had written:

"To Oliver, You were a great king, Love Izzy"

It continued:

"To Lily, I loved your dancing, Love Izzy"
"To Arif, I loved your present for Jesus, Love Izzy"
"To Cara, You were a great angel, Love Izzy"
and so on and so on.

She wrote a critique of every performance in the school nativity!

Now, if I can just get her to write my reports .................................

21 comments:

The Dotterel said...

Better still, write your reports as Christmas cards!

auntiegwen said...

It's ok, my beautiful baby daughter has just made a powerpoint presentation on the eye along with a gapped handout for my year 10's !

There has to be some compensation for having a G and T child, actually I have 2 but the other (being male) is a work shy article !

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Awh!! that's so sweet and pure it warms your heart and makes me well up!!Bet youre sooooo proud of them all
!!

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Check her out!
I bet everyone remembers her cards though don't they!

gigi said...

That is precious! You've done an amazing job with her and it shows. I'd be so proud.

rosiero said...

She will go far. There's ingenuity for you.

Jacki said...

How cute that she would think to point out something for each friend. :-) Emma now has to write her own notes to people, which is fine, but it can get tedious when she wants to know how each word is spelled!

Stacie said...

how sweet!

Suburbia said...

Oh bless her, what a lovely thought :)

cheshire wife said...

I have said it before. Your daughter is great!

blogthatmama said...

How lovely and thoughtful is that?! I hope she didn't point out the wooden performances as well though...

Mummy Cow said...

Hi WM,
Decided to reveal myself as a follower because I felt like a peeping tom! Found your blog through our mutual love of chocolate link and felt in awe that you could write a blog which was far more interesting/witty etc than mine and still juggle being a mum, wife and teacher. Hope you don't mind!

Have to say, I had to wake upmy nine year old one evening last week so that she could help me put together a powerpoint...

Keep writing!
MC x

Reluctant Housewife said...

Wow. That's so thoughtful and sweet!

Working mum said...

Mummy Cow
Glad to have you on board!

Mean Mom said...

That was really sweet of your daughter to think of personal things to put in each of her Christmas cards!

My 3 lads used to do that, too.

(No, not really. Did you believe me for a split second or 2? After the first couple of years in primary school, they wouldn't even send Christmas cards.)

Reluctant Housewife said...

Me again! Just wanted to let you know (slightly belatedly (oops)) that I've awarded you a "friend" award at my blog! :)

scrappysue said...

that shows a great deal of thinking and that she's not just writing out cards for the sake of it - go izzy!

Susanna (A Modern Mother) said...

Cute!

My daughter cried when she sent everyone in her class a card and only 2 came for her.

Suzysoo said...

What a lovely thoughtful girl she is to put a positive comment in each card.

Polly said...

Beautiful and Im sure those kids will appreciate her comments for years to come.

Angel said...

THat is priceless!

At least she's not fifteen and doesn't want to send any...

warm wishes
x