What ‘chapters of your life’ would there be? Make a list of your life’s chapters. Choose one. Write five possible opening sentences to that chapter. Then write five possible ending sentences to that chapter. (inspired by writingfix.com)
An incredibly effective way of teaching a young child NOT to put a dry cleaning bag or pillow over her head is to put the items over your child's head yourself. Trust me, the child won't forget THAT lesson. Projectiles (objects thrown in anger) often hit their target. Keep practicing your aim. Start early if you want to ensure that your child isn't an egomaniac. Constant admonishments about how she can't do anything right should do the trick. When your daughter brings home the little sample packet of feminine articles from school (after "the talk"), parade around the room with said packet while describing what's inside to her big brothers. This will keep her modest. After four decades of this special relationship you share with your daughter, tell her how you never wanted her in the first place - she'll feel special.
Chapter 8: About a Boy