Slice of Life Day 7:
I am participating in the twowritingteacher.org 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!
Recently my three year old daughter gave us the very best gift in just a few words.
“Mommy and Daddy, You can sleep AS LONG as you want!”
Parents all over the world dream of their child uttering this phrase. It sounded too good to be true but we have been living the dream ever since.
Every weekend, we set out her breakfast on her little table in a container that is slightly open. If milk is needed, we fill up a little bottle and put it in the door of the fridge. In the morning she quietly sneaks downstairs, goes to the bathroom and puts her breakfast together. Every once and a while I will wake up to the sounds of her singing a song while eating or “reading” one of her favourite books aloud to herself but more often than not, I sleep through it all. I really want to set up a camera so I can see exactly what she does to fill the hours she entertains herself while we enjoy dreamland.
This morning I woke up early to work on my report cards and I asked Marlowe if she would mind if I did some work upstairs while she enjoyed her morning. I think she has come to love her independent time and so she happily agreed. I told her that I would come and see what she was up to when I needed a break!
I made my favourite tea and set myself up to write the endless report card comments. The sound of Marlowe’s cheerful voice in the distance made for a nice ambiance. Before long the pitter patter of her feet drew near. She had in her hand a piece of paper full of hearts with her name scrawled on the back. She quickly set it down beside the couch and said “You can look at this when you need a break, Mama!” and then she disappeared back downstairs.
All throughout the morning she continued to write and drop off little notes for me. Each time she dropped off a new one she would ask me, “Did you take a break yet?”
By the time my tummy started growling and I was forced into taking a real break, I had piles of paper from her at my feet!
These are a few of my favourite notes:
It must have taken a long time to stick all of the hearts on the edges.
I love that she drew the cutest little picture of us together.
This was my absolute favourite. When I asked her about what she wrote, she said:
“That is me upside down and I am saying “Ha Ha I will miss you!”
I was so impressed with her inventive spelling “Ha Ha i yil mis u!”