6-Year-Old Renaissance Child

Annie is a writer.

So is her 6-year-old son, who just finished kindergarten.

I’ll let her set up this note.

I have a notepad I carry with me to jot ideas on. It’s usually full of half-written blogs, grocery lists, and other to-do items. Dictator, my 6-year-old, got his hands on it and inspiration kicked into high gear. He is a writer in training.

Page One

Page 2

Given that Dictator can already fill two pages of his mom’s notebook and that he knows the difference between a 3-pointer and a 3-fro, I’m betting we have a Renaissance Man on our hands.

And the world needs more of those.


Visit Annie at her fantastic blog, Six Ring Circus; you won’t be disappointed. You can also follower her on Twitter @Annie6rc.

About Leanne Shirtliffe

Leanne Shirtliffe is the author of SLOTH TO THE RESCUE, SAVING THUNDER THE GREAT, THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE, and NO MORE BEIGE FOOD (2016). She also wrote humor books DON'T LICK THE MINIVAN: Things I Never Thought I'd Say To My Kids and MOMMYFESTO. She and her family live in Calgary, Alberta because they like complaining about the weather.

Posted on July 6, 2011, in Miscellaneous, Writing in Weird Places and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Ah, sweet Dictator. Big plans for the future, I see. I love “when I was in kindergarten” written as though it was decades ago….hee, hee…

  2. That kid. I love him! He’s always got big plans. It’s fun to see his writing “published”. Words from the heart of a child – so sweet!

  3. That’s great, Leanne. When our daughter was about 4, maybe 5, she started asking me to spell certain words. It turned out she was writing a poem … about a dog that ate a cat inside a bag. It didn’t really make a lot of sense, but it rhymed!

  4. Awesome! So his coach is going to be his dad? What’s going to happen to his old dad?

    Love this!

  5. 3-fros…love it!!! Too cute. What an awesome keepsake!

  6. Hoops and writing: that’s a winning combination. Dictator and I have a lot in common, except I don’t find 3-fros that easy. Awesome, Annie. That needs to go in a frame. Thanks for sharing.

    • I am not sure why he thinks 3-fros are so easy. Makes me think he’s been listening to his 10-yr-old brother talk. It’s one for the memory book.

  7. Love this! I remember when I was in elementary school all the guys called them 3-fros too, up til about fourth grade or so (uh, we didn’t have 3-pointers back then).

  8. Love this blog – you two have the most unique things about kids – love the things they say and do!

  9. I usually make jokes, but this is so sweet, I just can’t.

    Instead, I am grinning from ear-to-ear at this adorable guy sharing his certainty that 1st grade is going to be so cool…

    How awesome is that?

    Pretty awesome, I thingk.

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