We had a hard time thinking of a good gift for Brenna’s birthday. She’s 10. My little baby is right between being a little kid that loves to play with toys and a big kid– you know, one that just wants clothes. I did really consider getting a Playmobil set, but I just hate having the big plastic things. I don’t mind all the little pieces– they are the things that get played with, but the the big hunks of plastic that are the buildings I could really do without.
Then I remembered the constant asking for a typewriter like Kit who, in the books, wrote a newspaper with her typewriter every day. The typewriter stars aligned for me and I found the perfect Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe portable typewriter on eBay. The clicking and clacking from her room only stop for her to go to the bathroom and eat.
Seriously, my budding poet/novelist is in love. She is flying out to California today to meet her dad who has been out there judging the International Science and Engineering Fair. Her typewriter is in her suitcase.
I couldn’t think of a good reason to say no.