“Mommy, I have a joke.”
Her jokes were clever. Her jokes were also endless, so I suggested my eight-year-old send in her list of terrific riddles to Highlights magazine. I also suggested that some time away from her screens, particularly Minecraft, would lead to more impressive feats in life. Well, she did. Her messy letter scrawled in her second-grade hand was adorable. Selected or not, I was just proud that she did it.
Then, about six months later, a more official-looking letter arrived. It was no joke and she was ecstatic.
Look for Lauren’s joke amid the impressive young reader publications in the August 2018 issue of Highlights magazine. Don’t stop encouraging the littles to be their fabulous selves everyday!