Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Slice of Life Challenge
For the last month, I've been intently reading many of the slice of life stories in the challenge that was over at Two Writing Teachers. Every day, for the month of March, people submitted slice of life entries. Since March is over, Two Writing Teachers have modified their challenge. Starting today, April 1, every Tuesday, interested participants can continue to submit a SOLS. While I watched from the sidelines in March, I've decided to jump in for a while with this new challenge. Wish me luck!
My first SOLS --
Monday was our first day back to school after spring break. After a week on a beach doing nothing more taxing than deciding what number sunscreen to apply, what book to read next, or what restaurant to go to for dinner, I came back rested and rejuvenated to tackle the last nine weeks of school with my 5th graders.
But no matter how rested I was, that first day back was still a full day of school, and when I got home, I was tired. I walked in the back door, ready to start my evening chores, and my can't-be-separated-from-my-cell-phone-only-have-time-for-my-friends-but-not-you-and-dad
17-year old daughter said, "Wow! You look pretty! I love your cute jacket and your new necklace and earrings!" The best part is that she really meant it; no hidden agenda, no buttering me up to ask for something. A real, honest-to-goodness compliment for no reason at all -- the absolute best kind!
For me, that's a slice of life I want to hold on to -- a rare and precious jewel. Who knows?!! I may survive her high school years after all!
Posted by Karen at 8:00 AM