Sheldon’s Writing Prompt: hands

Thanks Sheldon for your prompt: https://sheldonkleemanartworks.com/2017/09/15/spoonful/ A left and right mirror image make things everyday: hugs are real good pat pat pat, belch smile and remember children held in hands. We greet with a handshake "How do you do" "How are you?" "So nice to meet you." Pleasantries made awkward if hands were replaced by…

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My wish has been granted…

I'm trapped in the Cinderella generation I've got Snow White syndrome with a side of Barbie envy. I'm waiting for my fairy godmother to arrive when I am down upwind of a cougar waiting for my knight in shining armor downwind of a bear waiting for Prince Charming No help in sight. I'll have to…

I’m Overwhelmed

Wake up Roll over yawn like a baby feet on floor stand up walk to the bathroom shower on hot find underwear walk into the steam find t-shirt clean glasses though mini drops of water coat my lenses find pants stand in the shower look for a towel shiver drip on the floor hot water…

Three year anniversary

WordPress tells me it has been three years since the beginning of my wandering blog. Three years ago, I had a happy baby with gurgling skills Now, bubbly Girlie is talking like a pro. Responding to sentences is still rough. She answers, with "I Girlie" to most questions. Sometimes an "I three," slips out with…

Happy Aging!

Saturday, I turned 47. A day earlier, ESR turned 20. Monday my mom turns 72. That's a whole bunch of Leos. My herd came over to visit. I guess it was a party. Everybody talking at once. Girlie bouncing off the couch My brothers called to wish me "happy aging." I'm having that sinking problem…

A day

Waking up early I wondered what my birthday would bring? A hummingbird sighting or the female cardinal hunting in the pine branches I hovered in the living room pacing five steps left five steps right Would an activity tracker chart my steps when I'm nervous and can't sit still? Claiming my heart rate and releasing…

Summer Break

Sure when they say summer break they mean eight to ten weeks of vacation for teachers and children Not parents. Don't get me wrong, the time spent with a sleepless toddler and languishing teens is priceless. My role as ringleader of the herd includes shuttle and flight attendant services activity director and peacemaker of the…

Morning teen 6:30-8:30am

"Stop touching me! Don't touch my hair! I'm not getting up, you took my blanket! Stop spraying me! I still have time! If you leave the room, I'll get up. I'm not getting up until you turn the light off. You can't make me take it. Come on Mommy! We have to leave. I'm going…

Entering

This morning I entered into Blogland Bleary, blurry eyed, but full of words My dreams bleed into the morning winds The moist air of Ohio tells me of another humid day to come wishing for a working air conditioner in this house when I know I should just do laundry in the chill of the…

Potty Time

  (*In response to Ms. Toy Whisperer's post, "Unleashed") With the boys daycare did the dirty deed like toy soldiers they followed the potty line I'm at a loss she's potty trained at school NOT at home We must be bonding over pee and poop At home She is the baby. She calls herself, "Baby"…