Sunday, March 5, 2017

SOLSC #5 - Awakening Moments Slice

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: mag3737 Tooth, brush via photopin (license) 
photo credit: duncan Neon toothbrush via photopin (license)


  1. Ha. This sounds like my brother who wakes up super early, and proceeds to very loudly talk all around the house. Nice slice!

  2. I love those moments when reality mixes in with dreams. Nice work, Dad!

  3. Very funny, and I hope you did find that dream again. However, I think metaphorically you did win the race.