Why We Love to Write

Slice of Life Day 6: 

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!


Today our writing journey was a little bit different. We were invited over to our friend’s house for some snacks and a drink. As we were packing up a few things to keep Marlowe occupied, she said “Don’t forget the paper!” She is serious about this writing every day thing. When she talks about it to others she always says “I writing everyday and I might get a surprise!” I accidentally told her that we could win a prize and now she is obsessed with the “surprise”.

I am definitely going to have to sneak a prize in our mailbox for her at the end of March.


Shortly after arriving to our friends house, Marlowe got her paper and markers out, took off her shirt (see this post for reference) and got down to business.

This is what she created today.


She started by drawing a variety of things and with a little nudge she added the initial letter of all of the things she drew. I got her started and she continued until she found every object on her paper! How many letters can you spot?

When we got home and were snuggled into bed and as we reflected on our day, I was telling her how much I loved writing with her. She asked me “why do you love writing?”


I love writing to remember important parts of life.

I love writing to make people laugh.

I love writing to learn.

I love writing to share my ideas.

I love writing to explore my feelings.

I love writing because it is fun and relaxes me.

But I especially love writing with you!


She sweetly responded…

I love writing with you too!

I love writing because it makes me feel proud!



It makes me so happy that at 3 she is a confident and proud writer, it took me a lot longer to get to where she is!


Why do you love writing?


One thought on “Why We Love to Write

  1. I love writing to remember, too. I love writing to figure out what I’m feeling. I love writing to center myself.
    Way to go Marlowe on 6 days of writing! You are a superstar! 🙂

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