Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Copyeditor's Daughter Celebrates National Grammar Day

The Girl is in high school, and she's taking Latin.

"Hey, Mom," she said. "Guess how I celebrated National Grammar Day?"

Latin grammar, I guessed. (When I was making Grammar Flags for the Grammar Cupcakes, she kept suggesting stuff like the ablative case.)

Yes, she said. "And I deconstructed Joshua's article." It needed help, she said: "His grammar is atrocious." So she fixed it for him.

She's also on the newspaper staff, and she edited his column!

Aw, it's enough to make a parent proud.


mighty red pen said...

Awww, that's so sweet, and I'm a little jealous since I seem to have spawned a pair of future engineers.

TootsNYC said...

I'm sort of tickled; my son is younger, and he's not a big reader. But he's a really good speller. He has the detailed, quick memory of looking at a word once and being able to hold onto it.

I told him last night, he'd probably make a good copyeditor.