Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How to catch and train a baby elephant AND announcing the winner of the 2nd book giveaway!

The Lucky Winner of the Book Giveaway is

Kim Kasch!

contact me at and we'll talk about getting that book to you.
I'll announce the next book giveaway on Friday.

How to catch and train a baby elephant.

And next, I want to share some wisdom that I gleaned from a 7 year old that I see almost every Tuesday night. I love to see what goes on inside the mind of a child. Here's my conversation. I'll call this 7 year old E.

E: I don't know if I want to have a baby when I grow up.
Me: That's fine. Not every body does. You can go to college, travel the world and get a good job before you decide. You should be a writer. You're very creative.
E: No. I don't write so good and I don't have any ideas. I think I'll go to the rainforest and get myself a baby elephant.
Me: Really. That sounds fun. How are you going to catch it?
E: It's easy. Put out some peanuts and catch it in a deer trap.
Me: Gee. You've got it all figured out. What are you going to do with your baby elephant after you catch him.
E: I'm going to train him.
Me: Train him to do what?
E: To juggle me.
Me: Oh. And what else.
E. To pound people.

I still think she should be a writer. :0)


Brenda said...

Congrats Kim!!!

I think I want a baby elephant! grin...

Brenda said...

I forgot to say "Congrats Christy!"...your fingers must be on fire!!! grin...

Kim Kasch said...

Hip-Hip-Hooray!!! I'm so excited.

Thanks Cristy.

C.R. Evers said...

Hi Brenda! Thanks! My outline is making my progress soooo easy. I just look at what I have and brainstorm as I type. It's going a lot faster than I thought it would.

Yea Kim! I got your e-mail. I hope to get the book out this week. Maybe even tomorrow if I'm on the ball. But be forewarned. I'm rarely on the ball. But it does happen on occasion.


Kate said...

Yes, definitely a writer in the making there!

C.R. Evers said...

Hi kate! Yep, not only is she creative, but she doesn't realize the great idea's that she already has. Just like the rest of us. ;0)

Bish Denham said...

Too cute! That girl needs to be writer for sure.

PJ Hoover said...

I think she could get this published right away!
So cute!

C.R. Evers said...

Bish, Whenever I see this kid, she's full of funny stuff. I think I'm going to start interviewing her when I get the chance, kind of like that show "Kids say the Darndest things." :0) I'll get all kinds of material!

PJ, I'll have to admit, if she gets published before me, I'll be really jealous. ;0) OK. Maybe I'd be a little proud since I know her and encourage her to write down her stories.


sruble said...

Ha! I love the baby elephant trainer girl!

Congrats to Kim on the win and to you for your NaNoWriMo progress!

adrienne said...

I love that story! I want a baby elephant, too.

Gottawrite Girl said...

Wow. Such a subject, that of having babies! And from a SEVEN year old!!!

I love when people question what's best for their own personal path... it only helps us make better decisions... even if it's uncomfortable...

To read that a child is already fearlessly questioning... love it. I hope she keeps it up!

: )

slhastings said...

I want a baby elephant that pounds people too! Really.

Thanks for the smile!

Ian Sands said...

Listen, I have three baby elephants. Tell her they're not all they're cracked up to be.

Rhinos on the other hand...

Rena said...

Congtrats to Kim! Way to go with the writing, Christy!

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks Sruble!

Adrienne, she does make a baby elephant sound good, doesn't she? :0)

Slhastings, come to think of it, I want one too! maybe she'll catch and train one for us too.

Thanks for the tip Ian! Good to know. ;0)

Thanks Rena!

C.R. Evers said...


I'm amazed at how advanced kids think. I teach a 4th and 5th grade Sunday school class at church and I'm blown away by the questions that they ask. They ask stuff that adults ask. I"ve struggled with this questions myself, but I"ve never thought of how to explain them in 4th and 5th grand lingo before. so I find myself saying a lot "That's a good question, let's all look into that this week and we'll make that our lesson next Sunday." Becuase I need to have time to figure out how to to talk about such deep subjects. 4th and 5th graders are like having a five year old and an 18 year old fighting for the same body!

Gottawrite Girl said...

I swear, kids ask better questions than adults. They have no filters. Only rampant imagination. And no fear... no fear of looking bad/stupid/I could go on and on!

C.R. Evers said...

It's refreshing, isn't it. :0)