I love this book.
It's called Writing Motherhood (www.writingmotherhood.com) by Lisa Garrigues and it's helped me find ways of remembering the daily diamonds and dust of mothering. Each chapter has a cool little homework assignment that I've been trying to do and I thought I'd share a little here...
Tonight I took a bike ride with my Gregory, who is brand-spanking new at being six years old. It was amazing.
Number one, I couldn't keep up with him. He is speed, as his favorite animated car, Lightning McQueen, would say. He talks "big-boy talk", not the silly talk of 4 or 5 year olds. And it was like watching the sun go down. If I turned away for just a minute, it changed again, then again.
We went under a bridge where he continued to impress me with his adept skill at skipping stones. When did he learn this? I think he thoroughly enjoyed astounding me and kept a look of manly pride on his flushed freckled face.
I don't dare blink. This is going to be quite a ride.