Could I be giving up my blog for a very special posting?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

My daughter is in the 4th grade, and as many of you know, my wife and I homeschool our kids. However, my daughter has started to not like a certain subject...Compositions! I have to admit, in school, neither did I, but I told her that everyday, when I blog, that is exactly what I'm doing. I'm writing a new composition. Everyday, she sees how much I enjoy it, so I made a deal with her.

Last year she said she wanted to be a writer because she does enjoy it, but in school, they force her to write on a certain subject, instead of what she wants to write about. This time, she has to have a composition on a topic done by 4pm. I told her if she can get the school composition done, I will let her take over my blog for one day and give her the chance to write about whatever she wants!

It was a deal or no deal offer, if she accepted, she has to get her school work done by the scheduled deadline, then I will give up my blog on the day of her choice and let her right about what ever she wants.

So, hopefully this week you will see a guest post from my daughter on a subject that she finds of interest to her.

Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Here is a link to my daughters special post
http://activerain.com/blogsview/505319/Guest-Post-My-Puppy


 

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Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
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Todd - If she writes anything like you do then no matter the subject we'll enjoy it. Tell her I'm waiting to read. lol
May 06, 2008 03:05 AM #1
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Maria Holland
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Very good rewarding.  Writing is so important.  It taps into a part of your brain that other subjects do not.  Keep encouraging your daughter.
May 06, 2008 03:07 AM #2
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Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
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Todd- I think this is a great deal..tell her I am looking forward to the post!
May 06, 2008 03:10 AM #3
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Fran Gaspari
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Todd,

Can't wait...you're getting boring!!! :^) Thanks,   Fran

P.S. And here I thought she was writing them all along!!! LOL

May 06, 2008 03:52 AM #4
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Roberta LaRocca
Simply Vegas Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
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Todd, That is a great incentive for her!  I will keep watching for your "guest" blogger!
May 06, 2008 04:48 AM #5
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Todd, awesome ThemThemto your daughter. I think this is the way teaching and  learning should be conducted. I look forward to her posts, keep me informed if you would please so I don't miss it. Looking forward to her writing.

Duane

May 06, 2008 04:55 AM #6
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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TODD

I LOOK FORWARD TO SSEING THE POST.

HOPE ALL IS WELL.

SINCERELY

TOM bRAATZ 

May 06, 2008 05:00 AM #7
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Jason Crouch
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Todd - That is funny, since I recently wrote about some funny stuff my son said and I had several requests for him to be a "guest blogger".  He is nine (about the same age as your daughter, I'm guessing), and I was planning on doing this very soon.  I look forward to seeing your daughter's post.
May 06, 2008 05:12 AM #8
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Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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Todd - This will be fun for us, and hopefully, encouraging for her.  Can't wait.
May 06, 2008 05:58 AM #9
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Linda Scanlan
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Can't wait...this is a great idea for her!
May 06, 2008 06:24 AM #10
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Judy - I look forward to seeing it myself. I hope it gets her excited about writing in school again and shows her the importance of school.

Maria - I always do!

Lori - Good news everyone, she finished with time to spare! So, watch for that post soon!

Fran - HA HA! Just to let you know that really made my daughter happy to read that!


May 06, 2008 08:24 AM #11
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Patricia Kennedy
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Todd, can't wait to read your daughter's post! Blogging could be a really fabulous way to turn kids onto writing, and to make them good at it!  Great parenting!
May 06, 2008 08:41 AM #12
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Dionne Morgan
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Todd Great idea. As a child I enjoyed writing and I hope she does to. Perhaps, she will be our youngest blogger.
May 06, 2008 09:07 AM #13
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Liz Moras Migic
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How cool is that Todd!  What an awesome practice....to give your children the gift of reading and writing - it will stand them in such good stead in life!
May 06, 2008 05:26 PM #14
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Mary Warren
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Todd - this is an excellent idea - I'm looking forward to reading your daughters post.  Maybe someone should come up with an AR for 4th graders!
May 06, 2008 06:22 PM #15
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Roberta - She has completed her assignment and it will be posted soon!

Duane - I promise, I will and hopefully she will be done with it in the next couple of days.

Tom - Soon, promise!

Jason - My daughter is also nine, seems those darn home schooled kids think alike.

Virginia - It did encourage her and I think she got her homework done in record time!

Linda - I'm looking forward to seeing what she has to write also, I'm guessing it will be about our vacation, but I'm hoping for an original short story or something.


May 07, 2008 03:05 AM #16
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Seraina Aguayo
Respect Realty, LLC - Milwaukie, OR
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You're daughter is a sweetie, tell her I am on the edge of my seat!  Perhaps her writing will inspire my own daughter who needs inspiration on this subject.

May 07, 2008 04:21 AM #17
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Jon Mitchell
Classic Property Management - Santa Clarita, CA
Awesome!  I was homeschooled from the second grade through high school.  It worked out well as fas as I can tell!  Keep up the great work, and I will keep an eye out for your daughter's blog!
May 08, 2008 10:43 AM #18
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Jeannette Neerpat
CondoDomain.com - Coral Springs, FL
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I think its great that she can see how important compsition is and how much fun it van be.! Can't wait to see it!

May 10, 2008 11:34 PM #19
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
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Todd, What an awesome Dad you are! I just read her post and it is adorable! She's as gifted as her father.

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