My daughter's first grade class has been assigned to do writer's journals for the rest of the school year. The paper that came home with it was a spot-on description of what I've been doing all my life: not a diary, a place to note down thoughts, impressions, observations, descriptions. So I told my daughter that I'd been doing this all my life, and we talked about it, and I went to the box in my office where I keep every writing journal I've had since I was in high school. That was a lot of fun for her.
I flipped through one of my high school notebooks and saw a note about what I remembered some of my high school friends thought both funny and profound (hey, we were 16 or 17)--an instruction from the Hellman's mayonnaise jar: "Keep Cool But Do Not Freeze". It made me smile. That was one of our mottoes in high school. We thought we were sooooo clever.