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Little IT, Cub Reporter

December 5, 2007

About a month ago, Little IT came home and told us that she put her name in a hat to be selected as a reporter for the school newspaper.  The next day, she ecstatically told us that her name had been picked and she was indeed on the paper.  She was thrilled and so were we.  We later found out that there was no hat, and the teachers had selected her personally, both for her interest and her ability.  This as parents thrilled us even more.  It shouldn’t have, but yes, we do revel in our daughter’s successes.  Visions of mastheads dancing in our heads, and all. 

She’s been going for reporter training one day a week for the past 4 weeks.  Yesterday was her day to select what she would be writing for the paper (they publish one edition per year).  She told me she would be doing a review of a TV show.  Which show, I stupidly asked.  “Hannah Montana,” she replied.  Oh, of course.

I have to admit I was a mite bit disappointed at first.  She had a myriad of choices for stories, from an interview with the principal where she could ask pointed questions about how he feels about the search for a new superintendent, to a muck-racking expose of the cafeteria staff and how they aren’t living up to their ServSafe training.  But no, she picked Hannah. 

The more I thought about it, the more I came to accept it.  After all, she is in 3rd grade.  There’s plenty more room in the future for the hard-hitting investigative journalism that I know she is capable of.  She’s also following one of the most important rules in writing.  Write about what you are passionate about, what inspires you.  Sure, it’s not Upton Sinclair.  Yet.  She certainly has time for that, and if she can fulfill this assignment, she’s off to a great start.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2007 11:58 am

    Congrats!

    Mr. “Little Tales” 😉 is also in that esteemed group, but as always, has neglected to tell me what his scoop will be.

    In related news, we DID get HM tix on the fanclub “second chance” code. (nyah nyah). Of course, we’ll have to be happy commenting on how nice the back of her head looks.

  2. December 5, 2007 12:48 pm

    I haven’t revealed it publically yet, but Little IT and I are indeed going to the HM concert. It’s a funny story, so it will be a separate blog entry (can’t give away something like that in the comments). Little IT’s best friend (and sister to Mr. Little Tales’ brother’s business partner) got them through the second chance code as well.

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