SweetZ loves to do my hair. She brushes, blow dries, and fluffs it at least twice a day. Usually more. It’s the best. I love her intense look of concentration while she’s doing her thing – play is serious business around here.
Today SweetZ is decked out in a pink sparkly tutu, loaded down with bracelets and necklaces, and has more barrettes in her hair than I would have thought possible. She is a Walking Talking Explosion of Girly-ness.
She says to me, “Mom, can we play? I have lipstick. Let’s brush our teeth and put on lipstick.”
I say, “I’d love to sweetie, but I need to work a little, first.”
“But mom,” she says, twisting a strand of my hair in her chubby little fingers. I notice the dirt under her nails and smile. She likes digging in the dirt almost as much as she loves doing my hair and playing ballerina. “But mom, I can smell your breath.”
“Yeah. It smells like coffee. And stinky cheese.”
I grin at her. “Okay. Let’s go brush our teeth, but then I need to work until Alice wakes up.”
“Let’s brush our teeth and put on lipstick. You’ll work better with lipstick on.”
My grin widens. There might be some wisdom there. “Alright. Toothbrushes and lipstick. Let’s do it.”
“And then I will fluff your hair while you fluff your book.” She grabs her Tinkerbell brush, holding it out in front of her like Arthur wielding Excalibur. How on earth can I say no to that?
“Sounds good to me.”
Shrilugh’s sequel, The Darkening, is coming along. I’m not ready to give y’all a release date just yet, but I wanted you to know that I’m making progress. If you’re interested in some of the things I’m chewing on while I’m writing, check out this Pinterest board.
If you’ve read Shrilugh and loved it, I’d love it if you left a review over at Amazon, iTunes, Smashwords, or Goodreads. Actually, if you’ve read anything recently and loved it, I’m sure the author would appreciate a glowing review – not only for the positive affirmation, but because your good reviews help encourage others to buy our work. *grins*