For the fourth year, I am participating in the SOLSC and guiding students from my classroom and my school on the same writing journey. Here is the link to our school blog and the 15-20 students who are participating in the Classroom Challenge.
Awakening Moments Slice -
I was dreaming in the way I dream, right before I wake up. Images and story lines zipping along in fast forward, trying to finish up before consciousness. There was some thing like a suspended obstacle course and perhaps a race. It was the second lap of the race or just a repeat of the dream to do it better but my dream definitely had a deja vu quality. The dream never reached its end because...
"What honey?" replies my wife.
"Oh...I'm so happy!"
"Dad made a really good choice."
"Yes he did," followed by noises that I imagined a happy dance might produce.
The excited shouting person was my six-year-old daughter, who had just found the new toothbrush I left of the stairs last night. Due to life being busy this weekend, I did the week's grocery shopping during her bedtime last night and one of the forty-four items on the list was a new toothbrush for Clara. My wife was already up and now, so was Clara. I experienced this conversation as it echoed up the stairs, into our bedroom and to my warm nest under the covers.
"Dad did good," I thought as I rolled over to try and find my dream again and learn who won the race.
photo credit: duncan Neon toothbrush via photopin (license)