So this morning I woke up and realized I missed yesterday’s post. I was busy with different things had a wonderful dinner (traditional Irish Sunday Dinner, it was delicious), then had an equally wonderful visit with our adopted Irish parents because you can always have more parents. Came home got some work done and went to bed. No post.
I felt bad about it, for letting myself down. Went to school this morning got the SOL written up on our schedule and the Grade 8’s asked a question, “Do we have to do this every day? Can we skip the weekends? I have nothing to say can I not post today?
At first, my answer was to help them write but then I realized that making them write was counter to my mission. I want them reflecting and enjoying it and forcing a post just to stick with my own rules won’t turn them into writers, in the same way, demanding they read a certain book will not make them readers.
I want to make sure the time I spend reading and writing is as authentic as possible. I want students to see that we don’t write every day because writing comes from inspiration and sometimes you just are enjoying the moment so much you forget to write it down.
I would love to promise I won’t miss another day and I might not but the reality is…I probably will. I love this writing time and do not want to give it up but some days you just get so caught up in the eating of an awesome dinner, or the excitement of a movie or the thrill of planning a new day at school and you forget and I am ok with that,