Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Joy is Full


Maia's been working on a new story and asked me to read the first four chapters. They are pretty cute, I must say. But my heart was filled with love for her when I read a sentence where she correctly used a semicolon. My barely-ten year-old girl is implementing my favorite form of punctuation in her writing. I can't contain my joy! I offer no apologies for my intense reaction; I am a grammar nerd.

16 comments:

Christie said...

I don't even know how to correctly use a semicolon.

Amber said...

What a crowning achievement in motherhood this must be for you!

The Loveridge Family said...

I don't think you would be happy with my grammar abilities...good thing I'm not your daughter and Maia is!!! Go Maia!!!

Sommer said...

Wow that is impressive, maybe she can teach me =) You are too funny Mendy!

whitney allison said...

Unbelievable, the only semi-colons I use are the ones Microsoft Word tells me to after they've underlined my sentence in green. Go; Maia; Go! hahahaha

Tracy said...

The things that give you joy -- so funny. That is an accomplishment though. I'm trying to get Alec to put periods in his stories. She looks so smart in her glasses.

amberacottrell said...

That is awesome she could teach me a thing or two!

Cynthia said...

Your Maia is such an adorable girl; she's smart, girlie, and always prepared to save her brother's life with a phone call! :) Way to go Maia!

Joni said...

She's a girl after my heart. Get her "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" for her birthday!

(Check your title, though, it will make you laugh.)

The Sechrists Visit the Philippines said...

I thought semicolons were used to make smiley faces!!! See ;) ;) ;) Good job Maia.

Ashley and Tim said...

Yay! I'm glad you found me! I can't believe how big your kids have gotten and how much they look like you. Is Maia in 4th grade this year? That is the grade I teach. Awesome job with the semicolon use. Did you teach her that?

Jenni said...

That's awesome!! I love your love for semicolons!! Please don't judge my grammar flawed blog to harshly - someday I hope to learn to use punctuation correctly too!:)

Rachel Schenk said...

What a proud Momma you must be! Maybe a future editor on your hands?

susan said...

Wow! I was all excited last week when I actually used a semicolon correctly. Kirk is a grammer nerd so I was very excited to show him my great achievement; never knew I should have known how to do this when I was ten!

Way to go Maia!

Adam said...

From one English major to another, there's nothing wrong with loving a well-used semicolon. Perfectly placed punctuation produces profound pleasure for me. So does alliteration.

Deb said...

hee hee hee!

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