A Teachable Moment

Prompt: Teach | Word Count: 150 words exactly | Genre: flash fiction

April 17, 2020

“Argh,” Carolyn moaned exasperated. Her son Jonah cringed.

With school out indefinitely, they needed a new approach. “Let’s take a break. Why don’t you get a snack?”

She walked out to the back patio, firing up her Zen app. As she settled, legs crossed, palms up, thumb connected to forefinger, she breathed deeply and sank into the guided meditation, asking herself, “how do I want to show up right now?”

Sometime later she returned inside with a renewed sense of focus. She could do this! She settled at the kitchen table, purposefully setting aside her frustration and turning to welcome her son’s questions, despite his worried expression.

“Jonah, math was never my favorite subject either, but I think, we can get through your algebra worksheet. Let me teach you what I can and we’ll figure the rest out together. Okay?”

“Okay Mom, I’ll try.” And that’s just what they did.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: