August 2, 2012

Editor's Note - Writing Exercise

In an effort to write/post on a more consistent basis, I am going to embark on a writing exercise.

My hope is that both you (the audience) and the future version of Sippy Cup will indulge this small departure from our regularly scheduled programming.

More often than not, the majority of my adventures with Sippy Cup do not get posted for one of the following main reasons:

  1. The humor does not translate properly into the written form.
  2. There is a good chance that it can be used as evidence in future legal proceedings against me.
  3. I don't want the M.O.M. to know what her lovely little boy has said in the presence of strangers.

Nevertheless, I would like to post more often and would like for Sippy Cup to have a wealth of reading material when he gets older.

What I propose to do is this: one sentence. Every day. One sentence which will capture that day's adventure, mood, lesson, embarrassment and/or joy.  

If the moment can be translated appropriately while maintaining its sincerity and humor, than the post will be written in the traditional fashion you have all come to expect and enjoy.

If it cannot, then at the very least, you will have one sentence which will offer a peek into what our day has been like.

Consider these posts Hemingway Haikus.  Without all of the constraints of syllable counts and lion hunting.  If you don't know who Hemingway was or what Haikus are then that previous sentence just made me sound like a crazy person.

- Note to self: teach Sippy Cup who Hemingway was and what Haikus are. - 

Anyway, I hope you guys continue to enjoy this site as much as we're enjoying the life that serves as its source material.

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