There’s something very salutary about having a family. Other people might flatter you about your books or your writing but your family can be guaranteed to bring you down to earth.
Family reactions to this blog:
Charlie (15): Why would anybody be interested in what you have to say?
Sophie (17): Yes I’ll look at it sometime (while opening her facebook page).
Stephanie (wife): a smile, and I can’t work out if it’s wry, ironic, disdainful or wistful
Lawrence (22): ha, ha.
Matthew (34): How very 2005.
None of them bothered to look. But I’ve figured out how to trick them into peeking!
It’s worked on Matthew, and now I’m going to try it on the others. I told him that I was writing an entry about him, and within seconds there he was!