But there has always been the writing.
Life has been chaotic in the last couple years, especially with the kids' health and my own health. So writing has taken a back seat a bit (outside of my work, at least). But now that things are finally settling down and we have a good routine, Bo and I are both working toward making more time for writing. We've set up a desk for her in the bedroom, and I've adjusted my daily schedule a bit to give her a few hours every afternoon during which she can write (or do whatever else she wants to do).
|Sometimes you have to be|
a superhero to write a story.
In order to teach elements of stories (protagonist, antagonist, etc.), I had Puck fill out worksheets to develop characters and a plot, and then write a story. He loved it. He's written two stories (about dragons), And last week, he saw a toy gryphon and said, "I have an idea for my next story."
I think he's a scribbler, too.
I love that our family is full of writers. I love seeing the creativity when Puck and Bo are developing their ideas. I love sharing story ideas with them and talking about how to make them better.
Most of all, I love seeing the pride and joy on Puck's face when he reads us his latest story.
I'm so proud of him, and I can't wait to see what else he's going to come up with this school year.
In the meantime, Bo and I will be scribbling away, as well.