Foster Parenting

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thinking of Her SOLC #8/31

I am joining Two Writing Teachers for the Slice of Life Story Challenge.  I appreciate this space for writers to tell their stories and connect with each other.

It's not fun to go to school when your foster mom stays home with your sister when she's sick.  Destiny is used to being able to stop by my office during the day when she needs a quick hug.  Today, I am home with Autumn, so I was not surprised to get a call from the school secretary telling me that Destiny wanted to talk to me.

After we chatted about her visit to the nurse, we talked about what she had done so far in school.  Next I asked her if she wanted to me bake cookies so she would have a treat after school.  That got a big, "Yes, surprise me!"  

Then I asked her what she was going to write during Slice of Life writing time.  She wasn't sure, so we came up with a plan.  I know that they write soon after recess.  I told her that I would write my SOL story at the same time she was writing hers and then we could think about each other while we wrote.

I am sitting on the couch with the dog snuggled next to me and Destiny is at school, writing at the same time.  I wonder what she is thinking about.  When I think of my sweet girl, I think about her infectious laugh and her giant bear hugs, and quick kisses good-night.  I am very lucky to have her in my life.  She makes it richer and much more exciting!


  1. Sorry your daughter is sick, but how lovely to have a day at home. Bonus is time to make cookies for after school. What a great relationship you have with Destiny.

  2. What a beautiful way to connect with Destiny. There is power in writing collectively, at the same time or in the same space. Thanks for being part of this collective writing space as a fellow slicer!

  3. I love how you and Destiny were able to come up with a plan that would work for her! And thank heavens for school secretaries that help in times like this! I hope Autumn is feeling better!

  4. This is absolutely sweet. I love how she called you and you helped her think about writing.

  5. You and Destiny enjoy so many things together: writing, baking, and Friday pizza.


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