Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Three Word Wednesday Submission: Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday Afternoon

This afternoon, my sweet girl was anything but...
she went from silly to distraught to grumpy to...
all from the burden on being too hungry and too tired.

She has the cumbersome job of being five.
So much to learn. So much to do.
So many rules to follow.

At bathtime, she becomes defiant.
My desire to be a good parent is second to my
desire for a 10 minutes of quiet.

Dark thoughts creep in the side of my mind,
not morbid, but not happy either.
I am walking a tightrope.

"Aoife! I am getting very frustrated."
"Are you mad Mommy?"
"Are you sad?"
"No, but I have lost my sense of humor."
"I will help you find it, Mommy,
what does a kumor look like?"

The rampage of my impending bad mood stops then.

"I think you just found my kumor, baby.

Thank you."

written 2/13/13 for Three Word Wednesday

The words this week are Cumbersome, Morbid, and Rampage. No more to say as I am trying to get this submitted by the end of the day.


  1. That was my best friend's two year old today. And last night. :)

    Nicely done.

    1. Thank you, it's nice to know I'm not alone...maybe i should add a parent support group to this blog :)

  2. A great conversation that. They can bring us out of moods so easily.

    1. Thank you! She really is good at snapping me out of a bad mood.

  3. Children learn from you and you most certainly learn from children. You have illustrated this so well and so many parents will remember similar conversations with love.

    1. Thank you! I really should just follow them around with a audio recorder...they say the funniest things that i would never think to make up.

  4. I enjoy your writing skill. Happy V-Day.

    1. Thank you! Happ Valentine's Day back at you!

  5. The world through the eyes of a 5-year-old

    And being 5 really is a job

    Those are golden moments


    1. Thank you! I am so glad you came by and commented. Hope to see you again.


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