My preteen daughter carelessly left a "diary", of sorts, lying around the house today. I opened the cover and read the first page.
"I have started this notebook to record my science questions and observations. This book will bring my nature senses back to life. With good will, Cecilia"
The next several pages did, in fact, include nature observations and questions. "Why are lemons sour?" "Why are pine cones poky?" She either has not yet discovered the answers to these pressing questions or she is keeping the information "need to know."
Not so much a diary as it is more of a scientific journal. Last I checked she wasn't involved in any top secret government experiments, so I felt it fair game for blog fodder. If I disappear from existence after writing this then I guess it would be safe to assume she's involved in Black Ops.
She can add an entry when she gets home from her play date. "Why does cabbage smell when you cook it and why does it make my mom fart SO LOUD?"
There ya go, Cecilia. I've embarrassed you AND me.