Friday, November 11, 2011

My Deepest Wish, and a Fairly Accurate Portrait of Kid B

The other day, Kid B was asked to draw a self-portrait. Here's what he came up with:

I think it's pretty accurate. He does have a head. He most definitely has two feet. And sometimes he wears stripes. 

You might not think a kid could resemble the picture above, but I would argue that you haven't met my husband. His genes include: short legs, green feet, and no arms. (No offense to my in-laws!)

Speaking of awesome things, you have until Sunday to tweet a sentence using the words EVER, GLIMMER and SLIDE to enter to win a package of three ARCs: EVERNEATH by this girl, SLIDE by Jill Hathaway, and GLIMMER by Phoebe Kitanidis. Remember to include the hashtag #3arcs. Details here

So, I heard that on 11/11/11, at 11:11 (am or pm) you get to make a wish. I'm wishing for a better year for my boyfriend Rafa. And by boy, I mean man, and by friend I mean lover. 
What? You think I just wasted a wish? Fine. I wish for world peace too. 
What are you wishing for today? Be honest. This is for prosperity.


  1. I love Kid B's picture. It's actually quite cute. And, having met Sam and seen Kid B, I can say that it does resemble that side of the family. I kid, I kid.

    I'm wishing that my cat will get better. He's not doing so well right now. And, we can't afford to keep treating him. So, it's either he gets better, which would be preferred, or we have to put him down. *sigh*

  2. I'll wish for a publishing contract for my husband. He's so good and I'm so partial, I can't imagine how my wish won't come true.
    Oh, and hair. I wish for that and hair...

  3. Well now I'm wishing for a man-lover of my own. All I have is a husband. Who I love very much, by the way. ;)

  4. Jenni - yeah, that pic does a good job of resembling my side of the family

    I will also say that this 5-year old boy's drawing abilities have passed his 8-year old brother and his 30+ year old dad.

  5. Jenni- So sorry about your cat! I will include it in my list of wishes tonight.

    Shelly- Oh your hair! How do you like it? You are amazing.

    Ruth- You can share Rafa with me. He doesn't mind.

    Sam- Kid B is brilliant.

  6. Hm... selfish wish? Agent for me. Unselfish wish? Figure out what to do about my own KidB, whose first grade teacher says his reading is slightly better than the little girl from Argentina. Who doesn't speak English. I'd prefer miraculous switch-flippage, so he's suddenly reading Shakespeare... but I'll settle for answering the question of whether to send him back to kindergarten. :P

  7. Oh, I hadn't heard about a wish on 11/11/11. I wish I could retire and still afford to pay the bills.

    Love the self portrait.

  8. Kid B's self portrait is way better than my own would be! Maybe by the time your next book comes out he'll be good enough to do the cover art?

    My 11:11 11/11/11 wish is that needles didn't hurt & weren't scary, 1) for me, because I'm a chicken, and 2) so I don't feel bad when I take my daughter to the doctor :( Philosophically, this could get deep, like Deepak Chopra deep, but we don't need to think about why needles need to remain scary and painful or contemplate mortality and all that good stuff. But while we're on the subject... ;)

    P.S Rafa does need to get better. My husband looks ridiculous wearing his bright Nike headbands on the tennis court as it is, at least when Rafa's doing well I can justify it. :)


  9. Robin- Everyone is so concerned with "milestones" in grade school, but I've come to learn that every kid has his own path. And I'm wishing for an agent for you too. :)

    Donna- Excellent wish.

    Ashlie- Whoa! I don't think my blog can handle so much deep thinking. :) But yes, needles shouldn't be scary. Or pointy. And they should stay outside of our bodies.