Being You – #sol15

As we pulled into the grocery store parking lot, I announced that I would not be cooking dinner tonight.  I offered Qdoba, but my daughter replied, “I’ll cook if you’ll show me how.”

Forty-five minutes later she took it one step further:  “Tonight, I’ll be the mom and you can be the kid.”


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I hear an innocence and simplicity in the way her words come out of my mouth.  My adult-sized headache is fading, and the words are filling this space with ease.

I hear a compassion and optimism in the way my words come out of her mouth.  She is growing up so fast, and before it’s all over tonight, she says, “On nights when I only have two or three pieces of homework and you don’t want to cook (which will probably be every night) I can be your Assistant Mom.”  (Notice it was not “your assistant, Mom.”)

And even as I type this, I hear her in her room.  “Hmph! It’s hard to be a kid.”  Tell me about it.  But being you, kid, has been the best part of my day!

slice of life challengeThis is the last day for the 2015 daily Slice of Life Challenge hosted by the team over at Two Writing Teachers.  And although the month of March is over, I will not be acting like this is the end of anything.  For so many of us, this is only the beginning of great writerly things.  Thank you to the entire community for all that you’ve done to make this a safe and welcoming environment.  See you on Tuesdays!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathleen says:

    I love this! Reminds me of that movie “Freaky Friday” where the mom and daughter switch places! Fun idea. Sometimes it would be so nice to not have to be the responsible one. I will look forward to seeing your slices on Tuesdays!


    1. Morgan says:

      Kathleen, I was thinking about a “Freaky Friday” title like “Tweaky Tuesday.” 🙂


  2. b says:

    Such a sweet slice — I’m glad you wrote this one down. It’s a keeper! You remind me that sometimes I don’t take the time to see things from the eyes of a little. It’s been awesome reading your writing this month. Keep going… 🙂


  3. What a wonderful slice. One you will likely remember for a long time. In a blink of an eye they grow up. Cherish this time.


  4. Oh, this was so sweet! And I’m laughing, too, because I can only imagine what would happen with I made the same deal to switch places with my four-year-old son. 🙂 She will love reading about these moments when she’s older.


  5. BSoltero says:

    So sweet!! So can’t even imagine what would happen if kids switched places with adults…even if only for a few hours! Thanks for sharing!!


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