One thing that I’ve always been able to do is to write stories, especially stories that rhyme. The problem is that there’s not really a market for a rhyming story except for children’s books, so I said, “Okay, I’m going to write a children’s book.” I don’t have kids, but I thought to myself, “If I was a kid, what would I want to read?” And when I was a kid, I used to always wonder, “Where does my dad go when he leaves the house during the day?” You know, he always has his briefcase. He always leaves at the same time in the morning, comes back the same time at night. He’s always dressed up in a shirt and tie. But, I never really knew where he went or what he did. And so, I wrote my children’s book about what a child imagines his father does and where he goes when he leaves for work every day.
And so, it’s a fantastical story about, you know, what Dad does while he’s away. It’s called “What Daddy Did Today.” And, you know, in the story, he goes to outer space and helps the moon feel better, he wrestles a dragon to the ground and saves a baby lion, he hits a home run in a baseball game, he does all kinds of things, and so… But then, in the end of the story, after all the wonderful things he did, he comes home and he tells his child that, you know, “But even after this day, what matters to me most is just being able to come home to you, and to be able to hug you and tell you I love you.”
And so, that’s kind of how the story went. And for me, it’s probably one of the things I’m most proud of because, once I got it done, I really traveled the country doing presentations to kids. It was just so much fun, just seeing their faces light up. So, for me, it’s one of my proudest achievements, for sure.