Journal Post feat. Zia (6yrs old): Jan 12, 2016

The day started off with a super productive call, then kids-to-school routines, then a very full day of work. After school stuff was pretty amazing in the simplest of ways. It's days like today that remind me how lucky I am for the simple luxuries, like being able to drop off and pick up my kids from school, and to really be present in the moments that my kids actually want to talk to me. I imagine they'll outgrow that, so I do make some effort to be in the moment. Today was very much about time with Zia. We didn't have extracurricular running about tonight, so Zia thought it'd be a great idea to make "steak and cake" to celebrate Ken's birthday, which was somewhat overlooked yesterday with all the goings on.

We did a grocery run. Zia made the cake while I focused on the steak and sweet potatoes. She measured the ingredients out, mixed and poured the mix into the tiny cake pans. My only job on the cakes were egg cracking and oven duties. She did great.

After dinner and cleanup, we did homework. At some point, I mentioned I needed to get my writing done for the night, she said she wanted to do it for me. I let her sit at my desk and write, like she's seen me do a million times. After a few minutes she wanted to pause and continue tomorrow night, but she said she got a great start. Have a look:

I love this so much. It's amazing to peek inside her mind in this way. I can't wait to see where it goes from here. ;)

That's how the day broke down. Did I work on the personal project? Yes, I got 37 minutes in early this morning. Still plugging away!