yeah yeah, I was not supposed to worry all the time when she was not writing, but can I celebrate now that she is?
At age 5 or so she started writing a few letters and numbers but then showed no more interest. Only if I tried to make it fun she would practice a bit of writing here and there. It was very slow, very few and far between. Enter dh and his worries that at age 6 she is still not writing all the letters, etc. But she made clear that she did not like to write.
Finally I learned not to make an issue of it (sort of - I still figured out what motivated her to write - grocery lists - and arranged things so that she had a chance to make them before we went out).
A couple of months ago she surprised (stunned) me by saying "I like to write now." I appreciated it but did not "encourage" any more writing activities. (Not that I did not notice everytime she wrote something.)
And yesterday all on her own, she wrote a "play" of 2 pages.
She is 7 now - not all that late for writing, but still ... shows how needlessly I worried.
relaxed-unschooler mama to dd (2003). hoping for second one. love being a mama!!