When I was a kid, it was almost a running joke in the family that our dad took the fun out of everything by making us write a paper about it. Well, it would have been a joke if any of us thought it was funny at the time.
Trip to the zoo? ”You’re writing about it when we get home.” Visit the Alamo? ”Better take notes for the paper you’ll be writing.” ”You want to go shopping for a new pair of shoes? Write an essay to convince me you need them before we leave the house.”
Well, my kids really, really want to know how many readers we have. Maybe I’ll honor the family tradition and turn this into a homeschooling project by making them chart the results and write an essay analyzing the information. Would a tiny bit of sadistic glee encourage you to take the time to click the poll button?
We know our stats – how many pageviews we get each day. But I know that not everyone visits every single day. We’d really love to know how many casual internet acquaintances just drop in every now and then to see us, even if they have never left a comment. That’s why we’re using a poll instead of asking you to leave a comment – though you’re always invited to leave a comment if you’d like!