After I finish reading the book and O finishes drawing, I ask questions about the story. I write the questions and answers in the journal. I usually have a sleeping and/or nursing baby in my arms while I am writing, so my handwriting is especially terrible despite my best intentions to write neatly.
I try to write her answers exactly as she says them. After reading Little Red Riding Hood, she took the journal and edited my "d." She insisted that it be a capital D...silly girl. I love how she said that the story was "too afraidy."