My youngest wrote this in May of last year, during quarantine. A classmate caught covid and his class needed to stay home, missing nearly all of the fun end of year activities his teacher had planned. In an effort to keep him entertained while also helping him express his feelings, I asked him to write … Continue reading Covid, kids, and poetry.
Every weekday afternoon during the school year, my children bring me their folders. Our older child resents this, feeling that their word about whether or not there is something for me to see is enough. Our younger is oblivious, happily bringing me their green folder with no concern as to what is inside. As usual, … Continue reading Off the Diving Board