Monday, September 19, 2011

On, In, and Around Mondays: Marketing to Your Sister

sherlock holmes

I am remembering an afternoon when my Littlest wanted her sister's attention.

She chit chatted, poked, whirled. Nothing worked.

So she stole away and found a Shel Silverstein poetry book. Then, she looked up an excerpt of Sherlock Holmes on the Internet and translated it into Italian (goodness only knows why! :) Then she printed the translation and carefully trimmed it, so the size would fit nicely into Mr. Silverstein's pages.

"Look," she held the book under Sara's nose.

Now this was something that warranted a glance. A book!

Sara opened Shel, and Sonia helped her flip to the Italian Sherlock Holmes tucked within.

"That is so cool," Sara said, when she realized what Sonia had done. After all, Sara loves Holmes, even, I guess, if he's speaking Italian.

I sat on my bed and chuckled. Now that, I thought, is how you market to your sister.


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Blogger Louise Gallagher said...

I so love these stories of your daughters. You remind me of when my girls were young and how they showed me the wonder in everything.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Always Learning said...

I am linking up from my iPad and can't link back on it but I will later when I have access to my computer!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Shanda said...

That's one smart little girl!

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Sandra Heska King said...

Questo è delizioso! Le vostre ragazze sono sorprendenti.

(This is delightful! Your girls are amazing!)

12:08 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I get so excited when I think of all the possibilities for your daughters. They are amazing (and I think that might have something to do with their mother) and one day will (or perhaps they are already?) leave beautiful fingerprints all over our world.

12:35 PM  
Blogger a joyful noise said...

Your little one is wise beyond her years! She knew how to catch her big sisters attention! And she has her merchandising mind she got from you!!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 4 daughters all are different and each loving Jesus. It is amazing how they all want the attention of their sisters all at once. You should hear them when they come to visit. Lots of chatter and lots of love.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Brandee Shafer said...

I love the creativity of the littlest! :)

8:16 PM  
Anonymous kingfisher said...

May God bless you today, and give you peace.

"Through the tender mercy of God, whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us, to give light to those who sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the ways of peace." Luke 1: 78-79

8:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for adding this to the laughter submissions, LL!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, the perfect marketing plan. "Give her what she loves." You do that with the books you write, so perfectly.

9:26 PM  

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