Something a little different for this week.
I have a special little guest blogger who has written for me, my daughter Lily.
Lily is 9 years old and has expressed an interest in having a blog.
Like many children her age, she is very interested in young bloggers and vloggers – of which there are many.
Naturally she wants to have a go herself.
I suggested that she be my guest blogger and then we could go from there.
She knew what she wanted to write about and I left her to it.
She has written about her new rabbit, Willow.
As you may know, I am scared of animals so these have been exciting times in our little household.
I thought it would be a good idea for her to see how the whole thing comes together and she sat with me to ‘publish’ the post, so to speak.
As a parent, internet safety is key here but I think it is also important not to stifle a willingness to learn.
We have talked about staying safe online and she understands why this is important and how to stay safe.
Like all children, Lily is very adept at working her way around computer systems and negotiating technology with ease.
As a parent, it can be very difficult to get the right balance here.
I’m not going to prevent her from writing and being creative but what I can do is make sure it is done in a controlled environment.
She has written a fabulous piece below.
My Rabbit, Willow is a fun and friendly animal! I play with her every day and enjoy every minute of it! We’ve had her for nearly 3 weeks now, which is not a long time but I have already bonded with her lots and she has bonded with me as well. She has her own cardboard castle which I am currently building as Rabbits love to play and chew cardboard! On Thursday she ran so fast she was pushed up into the air and landed on the floor, as you might know mum does not like animals and did not want to get Willow in the first place, but as soon as I called her “mum she has jumped out the cage” she ran to Willows safety picked her up and put her in her cage (which is a big achievement!) Now you might think why didn’t I do it, well the reason was I was so in shock. Being a single child with no pet is sometimes boring, but now I have willow she has made it never boring and I can now say I have a pet!