Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Don't Wanna. And a Link!

I did it. I wrote a 1,000 word essay about Niko and submitted it somewhere. It's about the time he started the toaster on fire, and very nearly took the house with it. It wasn't as painful as it has been in the past, so that's a great sign.

I put Nina on a little riding toy that it took Niko two years to master. She hopped right on and had it down, and it makes me take a step back with my hands on my hips. Well. So this is what it's like for "typical" kids. I suppose I see why people are so taken back by my son. I'm proud of both of my kids, for what they can each do. I can't compare them, and frankly I don't want to. So take that, World. You can't make me. :P

My story is out today! This is the first thing that I ever published, and I was all "Yahoo!" on this blog about it. This is an online reprint, so you guys get to read it, if you'd like. It's one of my very favorites.

www.theshinejournal.com

4 comments:

Katie Aldrich said...

Mercedes- can't wait to read the story! I think you must see the world with very different eyes because of Niko, and I sometimes wish I could look through them for just a moment.

Ava Jewel Leilani said...

Great read, thanks for putting up the link!

Janyece said...

You're too cool for me! :) I'll just sit back and be a little envious today.

Mrs. Cheeseball said...

Hey - I've read that story before, haven't I?