Slice of Life Day 30
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!
Parenting is wonderfully exhausting. It comes with so many gifts and treasures but also lots of challenges. Lately, I have found it far more exhausting than usual and for that, I am blaming the mistake I made today.
Before I could realise what I was saying, I suggested that we put the tent up in the basement and have a pretend camping trip. This suggestion was of course met with cheers and smiles from my four year old, followed by gasps by me. It occurred to me that it meant, that I too would be sleeping in the ice-cold basement on the paper-thin, excuse for a carpet.
It was too late, I couldn’t take it back. When you make an offer like that, there is no way that you can unmake it. So, I decided there was nothing else I could to except, go ALL in!
It was going to be a movie theatre tent and a camping tent. Marlowe has been talking a lot about Finding Nemo, so we rented Finding Nemo on the computer and made popcorn, lots of popcorn. Marlowe made tickets for the movie and a sign so we would know what movie was playing at the theatre. She also made a ticket for the popcorn. According to her, we only needed one ticket because we were going to share. She is good at sharing.
The movie theatre part was fun, but I don’t have high hopes for the camping part that is soon to come though.