I’m celebrating with Ruth Ayres today!
Dear Past Me,
One day the preschool boy who loves science will absolutely perfect the vegan oatmeal raisin cookie. He will make these while you write (ok, and fall asleep) on the couch, before he makes chocolate chip cookies with his younger brother.
You will still have many messes to clean up in the kitchen, but everyone knows that oatmeal raisin cookies make cleaning up easier.
Dear Future Me,
There was at least one Sunday where you fell asleep on the couch. Your 11 year old made you vegan cookies, and the dog slept next to you. You decided not to care about the shoes all over, and the dirty dishes that multiply by the minute. Your 8 year old watched Pokemon, and you reminded yourself that it was Sunday (translation: chill out).
There might have been glitter on the kitchen floor, slime supplies piled on the counter and a cone on the dog’s head. . . but there were also cookies, a puppy, and naps.
With Gratitude and Celebration,
5 thoughts on “Dear Past, Dear Future”
This is a really fun piece of writing. I love the exercise. I may have to steal the idea for my own writing this week! Have a nice week!
There might have been… but there were also- that’s a great sentence!
Clever format… fun to read! Love the structure of each concluding line: “You will still have … , but everyone knows… ” and “There might have been. . . but there were also … .”
Love this form. Poetic.
“.Cookies, a puppy, and naps” – such sublime joy! Love your format. Bookmarking it to try someday.