Lois Lowry's Blog
Happy Mother's Day
Well, what better at this time of year than daffodils and grandchildren! At the farm, the peonies are up and the lilacs budding and the daffodils in bloom and the rhubarb about four inches high. The grandsons had on their running legs this weekend and raced through the blueberry field....
no blueberries up yet, of course. But soon! SOON!
I visited my 8-year-old grandson's third grade classroom on Friday and we talked about writng stories. One little boy, Max, asked solemnly: "I'm writng a story about a cat and a hamster. How many times should I make them have a problem?" Three, I told him. Three is always a good number in a story. The kids all agreed. "Three wishes," one girl pointed out, "in a fairy tale." "Three blind mice!" "Three little pigs!" others called out.
And it is true, of course.
Three men in a tub. Three coins in a fountain. Three wives for the guy on "Big Love." Which is starting up again this summer..and darn it, I don't have HBO at the farm.