#sol16 March 2 A slice of untouched tea

Slice of LIfe  I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March.  You should do it too!  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing! 


I snuggled the kids until everyone was peacefully asleep. I made some tea, opened my notes from today’s Jennifer Serravallo conference and started to dig in.  I wondered which part of the day I would slice: Funny travel stories? Dinner jokes? Gems that came up in my notes from the amazing learning? (I mean, Jennifer Serravallo, folks!) 

Ideas started to form.

And then the coughing started.

So sometimes a slice is just that – an interrupted brainstorm, an untouched mug of tea, an open laptop, and a coughing child. . . because when your 6 year old is recently diagnosed with asthma, the coughing is even less fun than normal. There is only so much waiting you can do — waiting and listening to that cough cough cough —  before you make your slicing excuses and head upstairs to check on the breathing, to stop the coughing.

6 thoughts on “#sol16 March 2 A slice of untouched tea

  1. Real life! That is definitely a slice if life…I hope your little one is comforted and sleeping soundly. There’s always time to get back to the learning, back to the tea…the kids are only small once, and they need us! I can totally relate…Thank you for sharing

  2. I’m so sorry your little one is ill. That can be so scary, particularly asthma. I hope, though, that when he feels better in the next few days you’ll share wisdom from your Jennifer Serravallo conference. I am jealous and would love to hear about it.

  3. The title caught my attention right off! How often do I find untouched cups of tea and coffee scattering my classroom and home, as I become distracted and wander off in another direction. I hope your little one is okay – I can relate to hearing a cough like that.

  4. That untouched cup of tea and an interrupted slice! That’s life! Hope your little one is breathing better and you made another cup of tea.

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