Golden Rule Creative Writing

The Hidden Treasures In Schoolwork

You’d think with all my organizing, I would be frustrated with the end of the school year when bags of random schoolwork come home with half-used notebooks, that took me three stores to find the correct size, random papers on subjects like rainbows and puppies and aliens, and glue sticks whose mere existence is a mockery of sticky things everywhere.

But I’m not because I find gems like this:

Golden Rule Creative Writing
“The golden rule. It’s important.”

The child does not mince words. It reminds me of the most terrifying prayer I know:
“Please let people treat me tomorrow as I have treated them today.”

Shivers and sighs. I’m already off to a tough start with some impatience and pride. Here’s to hoping I remember what’s important for the rest of the day.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

2 thoughts on “The Hidden Treasures In Schoolwork

  1. This kind of took of my breath away with its simplicity and truth.
    And then your prayer (one I’d never heard before today) touched a spot in my heart. I always wish for that…for you and for me.

    Thank you for sharing this nugget of the important stuff with us. XO

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