The Most Interesting Name

Slice of Life Day 5: 

I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge where I write each day for the month of March. This year my three-year old daughter and I are writing collaboratively. Feel free to follow along our month-long writing journey!


It was my turn to cook this evening, so I got the yeast, sugar and water doing it’s magic in one bowl and the flour and salt ready in the other. While I was waiting for the yeast to start bubbling, I realised that it was far too quiet in our house. Usually quiet equals trouble!

“Marlowe? Is everything okay?”

No Answer

“Marlowe? Are you up stairs?”

“Ya, I am just writing!”

I jumped with joy and did a little happy dance before responding.

“I can’t wait to see what you are working on, I will be up when the pizza dough is rising!”


I took my time mixing the ingredients for the pizza dough and kneading it a little longer than I usually do imagining what Marlowe was writing upstairs. She has never been interested in playing independently so the fact that she went upstairs on her own and got all of the materials she needed to write is a HUGE step for her.

I came upstairs to find her working away WITH a shirt on for the first time this month.


Let’s all just take a moment to admire the hair on that character.

I asked Marlowe to tell me about her character. She informed me that her name was Okoloko and she loved to dance. Marlowe usually comes up with the most interesting names. I am so curious what goes on in her head when she is thinking about these things!

We took some time getting to know her character and then she told me this awesome story. I asked some questions to help her add the character’s voice and she was fascinated by the quotation marks.

“Let’s make her talk again!”


Brace yourself for the riveting story of Okoloko!


5 thoughts on “The Most Interesting Name

  1. What a beautiful moment shared between you and your daughter! I especially appreciated this line, “I came upstairs to find her working away WITH a shirt on for the first time this month.” This gave me deeper insight on her personality. Sweet post!

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