So my dog blew me away with his intelligence yesterday. You would think I'd know how smart he is by now, but he can still get my heart to swell with pride.
Of the two boys, Nemo is the sweetheart who loves to play fetch, and Cory is the resource controller--read: if it's in Nemo's possession, he wants it.
So, Nemo wants to play fetch with me and he knows Cory is going to take the FIRST toy he brings. Then I'll tell him to get another for us to play with together.
Cory's been favoring this pink, plush octopus--well, really it's a hexa-pus anymore--so Nemo get's that, and his favorite earless squirrel. He carries both toys over to Cory and drops the pink octopus at his paws.
Then prances over to me, squirrel still in his mouth, and he promptly drops it at my feet.
Did it work? You bet. Cory and I play tug with the leg losing octopus and Nemo gets to play fetch with his first pick.
Life throws us challenges, sometimes your best way around them is a little creative genius.
So go out there, and write the best you can. Sooner or later, someone will notice.