My Kid Has More Writing Awards Than Me

Her second consecutive Creative Writing Award at the school’s end of the year awards ceremony. Yeah, I’m happy. Of course, this means my kid has two more writing awards than I do. I hope to correct this sometime in the reasonably near future, but in the meantime there are far worse fates for a parent to face.

35 Comments on “My Kid Has More Writing Awards Than Me”

  1. With this post you’ve won the “Best photo of an unsecured child taken from the drivers seat of a moving car” award. Where should I send the plaque?

  2. Well, Harry, first, she has the seatbelt on (she doesn’t have the shoulder belt on for the purposes of the photo), and second, we’re not moving in the picture — we’re in the queue at the school, waiting to get out. Once we started moving, she was sufficiently belted, I assure you.

  3. Well, Harry, first, she has the seatbelt on (she doesn’t have the shoulder belt on for the purposes of the photo), and second, we’re not moving in the picture — we’re in the queue at the school, waiting to get out. Once we started moving, she was sufficiently belted, I assure you.

  4. How could a child with the incredibly creative name of Athena Scalzi not win an award for creativity?

    Brava, Miss Scalzi!

  5. How could a child with the incredibly creative name of Athena Scalzi not win an award for creativity?

    Brava, Miss Scalzi!

  6. And, apparently, she also has UES! Which is funny, because I was just in the Upper East Side, and though it was national-landmark-free as always, it did not have her fingerprints all over it!

    Oh, wait, I bet her shirt says “I HAVE [THE BL]UES.” Which is ironic, on account of how happy she looks! *grin*

  7. And, apparently, she also has UES! Which is funny, because I was just in the Upper East Side, and though it was national-landmark-free as always, it did not have her fingerprints all over it!

    Oh, wait, I bet her shirt says “I HAVE [THE BL]UES.” Which is ironic, on account of how happy she looks! *grin*

  8. Of course. I should have realized.

    The trees out the window were perfectly in focus, so I thought it was pretty clear the car was not moving. Plus the whole we-know-you-have-common-sense thing.

    Ah well. It’s not the first time I’ve needed a second draft for something I wrote.

  9. Of course. I should have realized.

    The trees out the window were perfectly in focus, so I thought it was pretty clear the car was not moving. Plus the whole we-know-you-have-common-sense thing.

    Ah well. It’s not the first time I’ve needed a second draft for something I wrote.

  10. Now I am curious what her shirt says. I suspect it isn’t “I have the Blues” because that would seem to be off-centered. God, what did I ever do with all my time before the internet?

  11. Now I am curious what her shirt says. I suspect it isn’t “I have the Blues” because that would seem to be off-centered. God, what did I ever do with all my time before the internet?

  12. My T-shirt guess: “I HAVE ISSUES.”

    If I’m correct: Geez, John, my parents didn’t let me advertise how nuts I was until I was at least 12. What’s the deal?

    (Or, as I sometimes say to coworkers, “I could open my own magazine rack,” and then watch them scrunch up their faces figuring it out.”)

  13. My T-shirt guess: “I HAVE ISSUES.”

    If I’m correct: Geez, John, my parents didn’t let me advertise how nuts I was until I was at least 12. What’s the deal?

    (Or, as I sometimes say to coworkers, “I could open my own magazine rack,” and then watch them scrunch up their faces figuring it out.”)

  14. BTW, I recently read OMW, and am hoping you soon catch up to your daughter on the award front.;-) That was a totally awesome book.

  15. BTW, I recently read OMW, and am hoping you soon catch up to your daughter on the award front.;-) That was a totally awesome book.

  16. Re “unsecured child” – also, the photo appears to be taken from the driver’s seat, looking backwards. So one bloody well hopes the car was parked at the time.

    Teach her to sit like that only when there’s nobody on either side. Having one’s sitting space invaded by one’s neighbor’s knees can be really annoying.

  17. Re “unsecured child” – also, the photo appears to be taken from the driver’s seat, looking backwards. So one bloody well hopes the car was parked at the time.

    Teach her to sit like that only when there’s nobody on either side. Having one’s sitting space invaded by one’s neighbor’s knees can be really annoying.

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