So, many of my teacher friends across the country participated last year in the Slice of Life Challenge to blog/write each day. Their tenacity and commitment have challenged me to give it a try this year. Those of you who know me, know I struggle to write and to blog even every few months! So, here we go….
My youngest boy is ten years old. He is alternately a delight and alternately, well, a 10 year old boy 🙂 Being the youngest of 4 is not an easy job! And with 2 working parents, sometimes it is easy to blend into the background. He works so hard so many days to be as grown up as his older brothers that I sometimes worry he is missing out on just being a kid.
Today he stayed home from school sick. This has been a far too frequent occurrence lately. I went to work late so his dad, who works from home, could take care of some things this morning. As I was getting ready, my sweet boy sidled his way into my room, buried himself under the covers and said ‘That was great!”
“What was great?” I asked.
“Mater’s Tall Tales. It was funny.” I had heard his giggles earlier and thought perhaps it was another Sponge Bob marathon (I couldn’t bring myself to check!) But instead, it was the silly tow truck, Mater, from the Disney movie Cars. A poignant reminder that for all his bluff and bluster, all his attempts to imitate his three teen brothers, he is still my little boy at heart.