Written by Melissa Camara Wilkins
When I was a little girl, there was one question that came up every day.
The actual days were all different. I would go to school, and then I might have soccer practice or dance lessons or scouts or choir, but at the end of it all, my mom would always ask, “What did you do today?”
I would say the same thing every day, the same thing you probably said every day, the same thing most kids say most days. “What did you do today?”
I did nothing. We all did nothing.
That can’t have been true for all of us, every day, year after year. I hope.
Now I’m at home with my own kids all day every day. I know for sure that they did not do “nothing.” They have never spent a day doing nothing in their entire lives. But when their dad walks in the door after work and asks what they did today, guess what they say?
Unless we took a field trip or were visited by aliens, he usually hears: “Oh, nothing.”