Every once in a while, we let our oldest daughter, Wren, text various members of our family. It’s a nice way for her to connect and also give her another opportunity for writing…with a real audience.
On Friday night, I was trying to keep the peace as I prepared for an entire day away from the girls. I was headed to Teachers College for the day and then meeting my husband for a belated birthday viewing of the broadway show, Hamilton.
There were sparkly, magical outfits to plan for dress down day at dance and then bags to pack for the girls’ highly anticipated sleepover at my parents’ house. I also had to make sure I had everything I would need for a day of learning and fun.
As Wren and Adi began quarreling… again, I suggested Wren follow up on my Mom’s request for a list of ideas for things to do on the sleepover. Wren took the bait and soon the fighting stopped as she worked really hard to communicate all of her wishes.
About twenty minutes later, she was still texting. “Let me see what’s going on there,” I said.
I loved the exchange that I read:
I sure hope they ended up having the best time of their “life’s.”