Finally Friday Segment:Introducing Baby Girl, BeeGee, BG.

24 Sep

Sitting back I realized a big part of my sanity when it comes to reading and writing stems from the moments I share with my 12 year old daughter, who I’ll call BeeGee (not like the group, but like a way cooler nickname than Baby Girl). Hmm, maybe I’ll go lazy and just use BG, I think I will. Moving on.

So BG and I sat down together this weekend and came up with the idea to do blog posts together. Sometimes we’ll have giveaways, she’ll write a post of her own. We’ll talk ‘stuff’ and focus as best we can on reading, writing, and life in the Gilbert house.

Since this is our first Finally Friday Segment we’ll begin with her introduction.

How about you tell the readers something about yourself…

BG: Well, as Mom said, I’m 12. What she didn’t say is I’m in the 6th grade. I love to…

Should I have told them you’re in the 6th grade?

BG: I think you should have. *smiles* Anyway, like I was saying, I love to read, listen to music, and I really like learning about Egypt. Also, I enjoy a good mystery, even if I’m the one who wrote it. I’m not very fond of math. Science is okay. (But I would rather be in Social Studies or Language Arts.)

So would you rather read or write?

BG: Probably read. But I guess, it depends on the day.

Would you rather do LOTS of math or get a tetanus shot? (Seeing as she just went in for her shots it should be an easy comparison).

BG: MATH, big time!!

I’ll remember that next time you sit down to do homework.

BG: (Thank heaven she doesn’t remember things too well. Hehehe!)

Don’t worry; it’s going on THE LIST! Mwahahaha!!! *clears throat* Okay, now back to reading. BG and I are going to celebrate the launch of our Finally Friday Segment with a GIVEAWAY. Yay!!

BG: Oh my gosh Mom, we’re only giving away a book.

Yeah, but tell ‘em what book.

BG: It’s a really cute comedy book that we read together.

That’s right, it’s about this girl, Juli–

BG: And this boy named Bryce–

I read Juli–

BG: Oh, and I read Bryce–

Juli was a bit clueless and naive and totally crushing on Bryce.

BG: Bryce was hilarious and tried his best to avoid Juli.

But eventually things flip and the two begin to see one another differently–

BG: Yeah, my favorite part was at the beginning when he’s trying to get Juli to let go of his hand and he’s thinking about how she has him ‘in a death grip.’

I loved that part, (lol) and her thoughts were priceless: ‘I almost got my first kiss that day, I’m sure of it.’ When the whole time Bryce is trying to get away.

The book we’re talking about is Flipped By: Wendelin Van Draanen.

BG: Yeah, Flipped is totally flipping awesome!!

Um…yep it is. At the heart of the story is true friendship, finding something to believe in, and the value of family. If you want to win a copy of Flipped for you–

BG: Or someone you love.

Go ahead and leave a comment. Anything to add, BG?

BG: How will the readers know who wins? Maybe we could number the comments and draw a number.

Sounds good.

BG: Do I get to draw the winner?

Sure, and we’ll announce who’s won on–

BG: Monday!

Okay, so there you have it, you have the weekend to comment.

BG: Adios!!!

Thanks for stopping by. And a quick recap, don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win Flipped and while you’re here say ‘hi’ to my baby girl–don’t tell her I said that–and let us know what you think of our Finally Friday Segment.

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BG: Be our first WINNER!! (And so you know, we ordered the book from my scholastic book order…and I’m not exactly sure how soon it’ll be in).

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18 Responses to “Finally Friday Segment:Introducing Baby Girl, BeeGee, BG.”

  1. Vanessa Barger September 24, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    Hello RM and BG!

    Very cute post – sounds like the two of you have a lot of fun with words in general!

    I just had to comment and say I LOVE the Scholastic Book order. My roomate works in an elementary school and always brings it home so I can go through and see what I don’t need! Happy Friday!

  2. Jennifer Shirk September 24, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    What a sweet interview! I call my kidlet baby girl too–she’s always saying she’s not a baby so maybe she’d like BG too. 🙂

  3. Chelle Sandell September 24, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    Welcome to the blog world, BG!! Your LIST sounds similar to our Honey-Do list. LOL. We love it when we get our Scholastic orders.

  4. Joey Nichols September 24, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    How awesome that you want to blog and work with your mom BG! I love good family dynamics and your back and forth with your mom rreminds me of my mother. Can’t wait to check in next Friday. 😀

  5. Traci Kenworth September 24, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    What a wonderful idea!! It’s great to see a mother/daughter doing this. So often in today’s world we don’t see how important family is, and our common ground in life.

  6. R.M.Gilbert September 24, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    Thanks ladies, I only wish she wasn’t in school today so she could respond to your comments. I think I’ll keep this short and let her reply to comments over the weekend. 🙂 So she gets the hang of how things work.

  7. Jennifer Fischetto September 24, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    What a wonderful idea for a weekly blog segment. It’s even more terrific your guest blogger is a teenager rather than just interviewing an author. How authentic.

    BG congratulations on your first post. You guys sound like you have a lot of fun together. And you’re lucky, Rachel. My daughter (granted she’s older-16) would die before hanging out with me on my blog.

    The book sounds fun! I can’t wait to see what you two talk about next week. 😀

  8. Rebekah L Purdy September 24, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Great blog post guys! Hmmm…I like language arts better too! I think it’s because we always got to read books/write. Perhaps another writer in the making? LOL. ((Hugs)) from aunt Becky!

    I’m thinking this is the book you told me to read with Erin? Look forward to seeing more Fridays with you posting together!

  9. Clara Kensie September 24, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    BG, my daughter is 9 and we call her Baby Girl too (she liked it when she was little but she hates it now. But we still call her Baby Girl just to bug her). That’s great that you are fascinated with Egypt. That’s so interesting! My daughter loves math and science but she’s not crazy about social studies and reading, so if you have any suggestions on books for her to read, I’d love to tell her. The funny thing is, she makes up these elaborate, dramatic, and humorous stories. Unfortunately she has no interest in being a writer. She wants to be a professional soccer player, a teacher, or a veterinarian.

    My daughter has been asking me for her own blog for months now. She wants to have a blog about soccer. I love that you’re doing this post with your mom. Maybe I’ll start off my own Baby Girl by having her do a post with me!

  10. min September 24, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Hello Gilbert Ladies! And welcome to the blog-o-sphere BG!

    I love this Finally Friday Segment. This was a super cute interview and I’ll be looking forward to every Friday from now on! And even if you weren’t giving away what sounds like an awesome book, I’d still post to tell you ladies how wonderful I think this idea is and how great it is that you can do it together. Absolutely wonderful! (and you two had me cracking up!) 😀

  11. Kit Forbes September 24, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    What a cool idea. Welcome to the blogosphere BG!
    I like ancient Egyptian stuff, too.

    You and Mom need to check out “Eyeliner of the Gods” by Katie Maxwell. It’s about a teen who volunteers for an archeological dig. I haven’t read this particular one but I’ve read another of Katie’s YAs and she’s a lot of fun.

  12. BG September 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Vanessa Barger wrote:

    Hello RM and BG!
    Very cute post – sounds like the two of you have a lot of fun with words in general!
    I just had to comment and say I LOVE the Scholastic Book order. My roomate works in an elementary school and always brings it home so I can go through and see what I don’t need! Happy Friday!

    Hi Vanessa, it’s BG. Awesome that your roommate brings you book orders. 🙂

    Jennifer Shirk wrote:

    What a sweet interview! I call my kidlet baby girl too–she’s always saying she’s not a baby so maybe she’d like BG too.

    Hello, BG here, how old is your daughter? Do you read with her too?Chelle Sandell wrote:

    Welcome to the blog world, BG!! Your LIST sounds similar to our Honey-Do list. LOL. We love it when we get our Scholastic orders.

    Thanks for welcoming me! :-))

  13. BG September 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Joey Nichols wrote:

    How awesome that you want to blog and work with your mom BG! I love good family dynamics and your back and forth with your mom rreminds me of my mother. Can’t wait to check in next Friday.

    Cool name!! (Joey, I mean) Thanks for commenting, see you next week. Traci Kenworth wrote:

    What a wonderful idea!! It’s great to see a mother/daughter doing this. So often in today’s world we don’t see how important family is, and our common ground in life.

    thanks for commenting on our blog.
    Jennifer Fischetto wrote:

    What a wonderful idea for a weekly blog segment. It’s even more terrific your guest blogger is a teenager rather than just interviewing an author. How authentic.
    BG congratulations on your first post. You guys sound like you have a lot of fun together. And you’re lucky, Rachel. My daughter (granted she’s older-16) would die before hanging out with me on my blog.
    The book sounds fun! I can’t wait to see what you two talk about next week.

    I hope your daughter is doing alright. I’ve survived the first blog post alright.

    —-Thanks Traci and Jenn. I think this will be fun…if not a test for us. 😉

  14. BG September 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Rebekah L Purdy wrote:

    Great blog post guys! Hmmm…I like language arts better too! I think it’s because we always got to read books/write. Perhaps another writer in the making? LOL. ((Hugs)) from aunt Becky!
    I’m thinking this is the book you told me to read with Erin? Look forward to seeing more Fridays with you posting together!

    Hey aunt Becky, maybe we’ll see you this weekend. I might be a writer, if the archeologist thing doesn’t work out.
    Clara Kensie wrote:

    BG, my daughter is 9 and we call her Baby Girl too (she liked it when she was little but she hates it now. But we still call her Baby Girl just to bug her). That’s great that you are fascinated with Egypt. That’s so interesting! My daughter loves math and science but she’s not crazy about social studies and reading, so if you have any suggestions on books for her to read, I’d love to tell her. The funny thing is, she makes up these elaborate, dramatic, and humorous stories. Unfortunately she has no interest in being a writer. She wants to be a professional soccer player, a teacher, or a veterinarian.
    My daughter has been asking me for her own blog for months now. She wants to have a blog about soccer. I love that you’re doing this post with your mom. Maybe I’ll start off my own Baby Girl by having her do a post with me!

    That’d be a good idea for you to do posts together. Maybe we could visit each others. Maybe have your daughter read The Series of Unfortunate Events. They are very good!! Or if she likes mysteries, I loved reading Nancy Drew and also the old Hardy Boys books. I wasn’t fond of The Bobsy Twins. Right now I’m reading Inkheart (but I’ve already read Inkspell) I read them out of order, but it doesn’t matter…mom and dad got me the whole set with Inkdeath so I can start them all over again. Which is totally awesome!! min wrote:

    Hello Gilbert Ladies! And welcome to the blog-o-sphere BG!
    I love this Finally Friday Segment. This was a super cute interview and I’ll be looking forward to every Friday from now on! And even if you weren’t giving away what sounds like an awesome book, I’d still post to tell you ladies how wonderful I think this idea is and how great it is that you can do it together. Absolutely wonderful! (and you two had me cracking up!)

    Thank you!! I knew I had good humor. lol. (just kidding). Glad you came in. Thank you. Kit Forbes wrote:

    What a cool idea. Welcome to the blogosphere BG!
    I like ancient Egyptian stuff, too.
    You and Mom need to check out “Eyeliner of the Gods” by Katie Maxwell. It’s about a teen who volunteers for an archeological dig. I haven’t read this particular one but I’ve read another of Katie’s YAs and she’s a lot of fun.

    Thanks for the advice, it sound cool!!

  15. Alisha September 24, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    I think it is so cool that you two are doing htis together. I look forward to reading more of your Friday posts. The first one was so great. Take care and hope to see you soon. :cat2:

  16. Alexandra September 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    I, obviously, love this. I co blog with my baby, Baby Emperor. And he is 8. We both love it.

    This will be wonderful to have you here, and you have quite the personality already. Very endearing, and charming, and yup…people like you.

    THis, I could look forward to. Love me my young voices. So sweet and true.

    Good to see you here!!

  17. Alexandra September 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Juuuust in case I wasn’t clear: I love the Finally Friday segment, and I will be here next week….love our young kids.

    Love them.

  18. BG September 27, 2010 at 6:19 am #

    Alexandra wrote:

    I, obviously, love this. I co blog with my baby, Baby Emperor. And he is 8. We both love it.
    This will be wonderful to have you here, and you have quite the personality already. Very endearing, and charming, and yup…people like you.
    THis, I could look forward to. Love me my young voices. So sweet and true.
    Good to see you here!!

    Thanks for commenting. Your little boy sounds pretty awesome. maybe when I have time I’ll read some of his stuff.

    Alexandra wrote:

    Juuuust in case I wasn’t clear: I love the Finally Friday segment, and I will be here next week….love our young kids.
    Love them.

    R.M. > Thanks Alexandra. I think it’ll be a great time. (And so you know, we put you in the drawing twice, since you commented twice. As Gabriella and I agree Flipped is a book Baby E might like when he gets a little older).

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