Liam’s response to selling the first copy of his first zine:
Me: Oh Liam, someone bought your zine!
Liam: What?! Now I won’t have it anymore?!
Me: Oh, no Liam. We’re just going to send them a copy of it.
Liam: But then they’ll have it and not me?
Me: No baby, we made a bunch of copies of it to share with other people, and you get to keep the original one that you made. Understand?
Liam: Okay. What was their name?
Me: The person that bought your zine?
Liam: Ashley? Where do they live?
Liam: Oh. What is her Dad’s name?
Me: I don’t know.
Liam: What is the name of the other guy?
Me: The other person that bought your zine?
Me: Well, no one else has bought one yet.
Liam: WHAT?! But this is my whole world! It’s my whole country! It’s everything I can see!
Me: Well don’t worry, I’m sure someone else will buy a copy tomorrow. So how about this: Every time you sell a zine, I will give you $2. And you can do whatever you want with that money. Okay?
Liam: I am going to buy chocolate. And spinach. And then I will have chocolate spinach. You’ve never tasted anything like that before! It’s like … It’s like oregano water with salt! It’s so good!
Me: Well, that sounds interesting. So, you’re sure you’re okay with us sending out copies of your zine if you get to keep the original one that you made?
Liam: Yes. What does R2D2 talk like? Can you make that sound for me?