Slice of Life Day 18
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 (now 4 year-old) and I are writing collaboratively. Feel free to follow along our month-long writing journey!
Since the world is shutting down quicker and quicker by the day, I thought it might be a nice time to write letters to all of the little people we know. It is such a confusing time for us as adults right now, I can’t imagine how the kids are feeling as we go through this time of uncertainty and change.
I asked Marlowe who we should write to and immediately she mentioned all of her cousins.
It’s funny, for the most part I like having a bit of distance from my family (3 500km to be exact) At times though, I wish we were neighbours! As a child, I didn’t get to see my first cousins very often and my sister and I vowed that we would make sure that we give our kids the opportunity to develop that ‘cousinly’ bond we wished we had.
It makes me happy that her cousins were the first recipients she thought of for our letters. So far our plan is working. She is in the midst of creating a little art to include in each of the letters but bed time was calling so we had to put the writing and drawing tools down for the day and will continue tomorrow.
The writing routine Marlowe and I have created this month has given us some much needed consistency in our day. Her world has been turned upside down as her Mom and Dad can’t give her their undivided attention while they are at home with her. She doesn’t understand that we have to be ‘teaching’ virtually all day and juggle being present for her. She knows that when it is time to write, I am ALL hers, maybe that is why she makes it last so long! Each day we are learning a bit more of how we can manage this new normal in our life, I am sure we all are!