Today I…

Slice of Life Day 11

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 I…

Today I woke up at 6am to re-read all of the research I have to support the creation of an Elementary GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) to prepare for a parent information evening.

Today I woke up to my daughter being 4 and full of excitement. I am so full of pride for this strong, kind and intelligent little human.

Today I edited so many report cards. I still need to input the comments into the report card program and I am SO tired.

Today I inspired a Grade 1 student to believe that he can change the world by working hard to be a positive leader. When I asked him if he was ready, he told me that he just that he just had to find his shoe! Grade 1 students always bring you back to reality.

Today I received pictures of my daughter having an amazing day celebrating her birthday with her daycare provider and felt guilty that she couldn’t be celebrating with me.

Today I rushed out of school to pick my daughter up so I could have a couple of hours with her on her birthday before heading back to school for a meeting.

Today I let Marlowe decide where she wanted to go for her birthday dinner. We went to McDonald’s. I am always so surprised by their lack of vegetarian options.

Today I felt worried about the parent information night about starting an elementary GSA but continued to reassure myself that it is okay if parents don’t hold the same opinion and values as me but including them in a dialogue may be the first step in opening their minds.

Today I felt joy. We have a student teacher living with us for a month as she does her practicum and she beings so much laughter to our household. We are going to miss her when she leaves.

Today I felt pride when I saw so many our staff members show up to support our GSA initiative.

Today I felt relief when the parent information night was over and there were not confrontational questions or conversations. Instead we had a beautiful dialogue amongst parents who just want their children to be kind and feel supported.

Today I felt fear and uncertainty as to whether I should travel to Florida or cancel our trip

Today I felt gratitude for living in Canada with the most amazing health care system.

Today I felt guilt that I didn’t get a chance to write with my daughter as it was past her bedtime when I got home from the parent meeting

Today I know that today is just today and there is always tomorrow!

4 thoughts on “Today I…

  1. Thanks for inspiring my slice this morning! I was feeling like I really couldn’t pull one together, and then I read yours and thought I’d try it. I really enjoyed how you wove challenges in with joy and gratitude for a balanced picture of a busy day!

  2. Pingback: Today I: Slice of Life 12/31 #sol20 | the dirigible plum

  3. I can’t believe this was all in ONE day!!! I’m so glad the meeting went well, and I’m proud of you for standing up for what you believe in and championing this cause. Hope reports are DONE today! Lastly….Happy Birthday Marlowe! Auntie Ennif loves you!

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