I’m in the process of writing my second book, and here is something I’ve discovered about myself. The word “process” isn’t necessarily one of my favorites… I tend to prefer words like, “immediate,” “perfection” and “ADORED BY ALL!”
Anyway, a precious friend, and published author, was reviewing my manuscript (which of course is in process) and she commented saying that possibly my choice of the word “challenge” would not be understood by my reading audience of young children. Taking her comment to heart I immediately asked Judah, my five year old, if he knew what the word, challenge meant.
He said, “No, what does it mean?”
I said “It’s something that doesn’t come easily, a difficult thing…something that might take a lot of effort,” and then trying to use the word in context, I said, “You know, it’s kind of like if I asked you if you thought jumping over the bed would be a challenge.”
To this, he simply answered, “No.”
“No, what?” I asked.
“No, I don’t think it would be a challenge.”
I guess there are two ways to look at this interaction. The first is that Judah now knows how to incorporate the word challenge into his vocabulary. The second is that he is somewhat delusional about his super powers…
Peace & Joy!
Ava Garland said:
Judah is a trip!! Thanks for sharing! Did you ask him if he could jump over the bed? A little more challenging than jumping or sitting ON the bed =) xo Excited for the new release!!!!!