The other day my youngest spotted a diary she had never seen before on the couch by my desk. This spiral bound, small, hard cover diary has a black background and a bright, colorful graphic of a fancy kitty dressed up in diamonds titled, Breakfast at Tiffany's. She lifted the cover, saw that it was blank, and asked, "Who's this for?"
"Oh." It wasn't the answer she was hoping to hear.
I bought this diary for my daughter Perri when I saw it because she loves the movie. I'm always shopping for blank books that are portable and inspire me to want to write in them, but also inspire my kids to want to open and read them someday. The covers must reflect their passoins.
On closer look I realized that despite the title the graphic was too juvenile for my teen. So, yesterday, up early before everyone as usual even on vacation, I sat in the sun on the deck listening to the birds, opened the Breakfast at Tiffany's blank book, and wrote to Franci.
And now I have the pleasure of shopping for a new blank book for my daughter Perri, and finding the perfect cover.