So how did it go over with my own family and the boy whose story it is? First off, they love the idea that these family stories are being captured in a fun and entertaining way for future generations to share. Everybody really loved hearing this story read out loud and were delighted that it was in rhyme. They thought it was very entertaining. We read it together on Christmas Eve and laughed and laughed. They told me that this was my best art work yet. And Michael whole-heartily approved.
My two youngest children, however, told me that it was time for me to write a story that included them. So, they have been giving me ideas for my next storybook. They even gave me the title "The Wonderful, Marvelous Magic Bunk Bed." However, when they told me some of their memories from sharing a bunkbed as kids, I was horrified! Some of their memories would NOT be suitable for a children's bedtime story! Maybe a Grimm's Fairytale, but not a gentle sweet bedtime story. However, it is a great title for a story. I may have to use a lot of artistic license for this next one.