Thursday, March 24, 2011

Random Conversaton with Child #3

Child #3 is my 9th grader son. (In case you've forgotten. ;) )

Child #3 (spoken offhandedly): I saw a guy at school reading one of your books.

Me (excited): Really? Wow! Which one?

Child #3: The pink one.

Me: Wow! A high school guy reading I SO DON'T DO SPOOKY! Wow!

Child #3: Yeah. I said to him, "Hey, my mom wrote that."

Me: Really! You said that to him! What did he say?

Child #3: He said, "Yeah, right."

Me: "Yeah, right"???? He didn't believe you??!! Did you tell him you're a suspect in the 3rd book? Did you tell him that???

Child #3 (says nonchalantly over his shoulder as he leaves the kitchen): Nah. I went to lunch.

Keep in mind this is the same kid who, a couple of years ago, after doing a book talk on I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES, informed me he'd told the class he couldn't remember the name of the author!!!

And the countdown is on...
I SO DON'T DO MAKEUP comes out in paperback in just 12 days (April 5)!
(Every family needs a dozen or so. :) )


Marty said...

Now that is funny… child #3 sounds like a bit of a storyteller himself!

Teresa said...

Wow, Barrie. Congratulations on being read by junior high boys. I like your Child #3. He sounds quite fun.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

SO COOL! Oh I dream of such a day.

David Cranmer said...

Too funny, Barrie. Kids have a way of putting things in perspective don't they?

Charles Gramlich said...

That's too much. Absolutely hilarious.

Solvang Sherrie said...

That's just perfect :D

Sarah Laurence said...

What can I say? You so don't do famous, Barrie!