Slice of Life Day 13
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!
Marlowe and I were out this evening preparing for her birthday party tomorrow and as a result we ended up getting home right at her bedtime. As we started to go through our usual routine, she froze!
“WE DIDN’T WRITE!”
I love that writing has become so ingrained in her daily routine that she will not let me forget to write with her.
It was past her bedtime already so I was trying to think how I was going to make this magically make this happen.
Marlowe is the type of child who transforms into a monster as soon as the clock ticks one minute past her bed time.
Before I could respond, Marlowe asked to write a thank you card to “Ms. Lori,” her daycare provider. She received FAR more presents from her daycare than she did from us, so this was definitely something we needed to do and it could be relatively quick.
Marlowe was right! It was the perfect little writing project to do this evening. Somehow we managed to get to bed without a scary transformation, this time.
I need to work hard at writing earlier in the evening with her to prevent these close calls!