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A tale of two sisters

I had a lovely time in Findlay, Ohio last week. Findlay is near Lima (for the Gleeks in the viewing audience), and near the other non-fictional towns where the Warblers and Vocal Adrenaline hail from.

I was in Findlay where HOTEL was chosen as their CommunityREAD, and not only did I speak with adult readers, but also about 1,000 high-school students. I love speaking with students because they don’t hesitate to ask questions like, “How much money do you make?” and “Can I have your daughter’s phone number?” (Yes, one intrepid lad did ask, and no Tyler, you cannot).

Speaking of, I was in a mad rush to get home in time for Rissa’s first prom and Kassie’s birthday. Saturday’s photos echo the dichotomy that can only exist between sisters.

Rissa with her date. Kassie with her "date" -- Bob, the karate dummy. Little brother not included.For the longest time one wanted to be a doctor, the other a medical examiner. Can you guess which is which? And of course there’s also the pairing of Madi, who is musically and artistically inclined, and Haley, who will go off to college next year, hoping to become a behavioral scientist. Which has led me to the inexplicable conclusion that my kids watch far too much crime TV.

And in case you’ve been keeping track, yes, there are four—FOUR teenager girls in my home, which has officially been dubbed: The Estrogen Holding Tank. Caution: Contents Under Pressure.

In other news, I’m working on a few pitches for Secret Identities 2: Shattered.

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Reader Comments (3)

LOL. What does your Cleaning Crew look like? I handed a brown paper sack to the young lady that opened the door yesterday about noon, and assume it was one of your - 'teenagers'?School was out here in Helena, so I assumed yours were home. Perhaps not. She had a broom in her hand, so I wasn't sure (considering the fact my daughter NEVER held a broom in our house) whether she was related to you or not. Probably not, after seeing the photos above. ;o) They not only look like you, but they're both beautiful.
March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé
Awwww, you have two beautiful daughters (and I mean that in the most respectful way). I can't imagine having four daughters though. Wow! At least you have the one son on your side. I hope your daughter's prom was really fun.

Karate dummy? I feel sorry for her potential boyfriends that mess up LOL.

That's really funny, the comments you receive from the students though. I agree with you though. Kids are great to talk to, at any age. Sure, there are some that might be a pain, but every kid has their good age and their not-as-much-fun age.
March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric Stallsworth
Lol, what an adorable post. And WOW, yes, Tyler is intrepid indeed... Not that I can blame him. As I'm sure many have said, your girls are lovely. :)
March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristan

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