"Do you HAVE to do more work?"
Smiley Boy doesn't think this new-job business is a very good idea. It soaks up so much time that I could use to play with him instead. So I hear this question pretty often from the four-year-old.
"I have just one more story to write today. Do you want to write it for me!"
"No! I don't like work!"
"How do you know? You've never tried to do this work."
"Well, I like typing..."
"This work is ALL typing. Here, you try some."
Smiley Boy jumped up on my lap and I started a blank Word document, and he took his first crack at doing typing work. Here's what he produced:
"Hgjdfsjyhdfguye352t7uywsgxuzknkjm nz,mxdnbsjnmxsjyjxmkxngjjbsmxs,sxm..mfnjcvmfcvnf nnbjfvngbngfhvjmcjcnfjvngjvhvhfbfngcjddcnfmvnnbvbhgvbghggvgvbfhf mnnfng v ngnbfnvngngmgmgggfhgnn nnfvbfhbhhgfbnvbfngnvbgnvjhfghtk bgmjrkgh5uffmftfrkggjthdebsywhyjfrjujkhhjgjhrjhrjrrhfhfhfg hhxhhtj jfhtjhghf njjfjgjgjh jgjjjbhgjjgvhjjhjjhb gjvhgjngjghjg mgnjgjytjjjguiyj gmnjthhghymbgjg jfrjfrhjfruti5uhfuj6uujtiyi59i566o6ioi05irofkllmjkjkhjhjv"
That's some quality typing, right there. He did it fast, too. Shall I submit it to my editor? I think she'd be pleased, although she might like him to up the spaces-to-letters ratio. Also to use more actual words. But, you know, early days. It's a start. When it comes to typing, the kid's a natural.