I mentioned that my son is writing a sci-fi novel. Last Sunday, he spent the afternoon writing (probably because it was cold outside, and I had told him that he couldn't play X-box). My daughter, too, sat in the living room and began writing in her notebook. I should have taken a picture. Later, I had to laugh, because when my son came to the supper table, he said, "That was a good writing day." I have to wonder, "Do I say stuff like that?" It is gratifying when you see your kids following in your footsteps. Scary as hell, in a way, but endearing when it is the more positive traits they are emulating.