Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Whew...

Mama's Losin' It


WRITER'S WORKSHOP PROMPT:

Can it be saved? Think of something that is ruined when it’s totally wet. Write a scene (truth or fiction) that involves you and a soaked item.



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"I'll be there in a minute." I'll admit it's a phrase I use far too often with my kids, but this time I had a good reason. I was already engaged in a conversation with Marlee and Jamie knew she shouldn't interrupt.

"Can you come now?" Jamie called a few minutes later. "We want to give you your birthday present."

"Almost." I told her. "I'm just finishing my talk with Marlee."

Then came Waylon's plea, "Mom hurry." His voice sounded faint and strained so I hurried upstairs, afraid that he might be trying to hold something heavy. But it was my heart that grew heavy as I rounded the corner to see my lumpy, little boy sized birthday present wrapped tightly inside of a DOUBLE LAYER OF PLASTIC TRASH BAGS.

"Waylon's not here. He went in the other room for something." Jamie slyly set up the surprise.

"Oh really?" I answered, trying to disguise the fear in my voice. Then with trembling hands I tore through the trash bags to reveal the thoughtful gift of a boy. My boy. My Waylon. He was soaked with sweat, but thankfully, THANKFULLY, not yet ruined.


12 comments:

Witchy Crazy Mommy said...

Oh.My.God! Thankfully you got there in time. It was sweet really, scary but sweet!

M.Jay. said...

That is sooo funny, kids really get up to the strangest things. At least you got him as a gift twice even if he was soaking wet.

pegbur7 said...

Kids come up with some of the darndest things don't they? An never give a second thought to the consequences. This reminds me of the time my oldest (19 mos) carried her little sister (maybe a month old) down the hallway.... by her NECK! Scared me BAD but I didn't want to yell because I was afraid she'd drop her!

Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

ournextchapters.com said...

Oh how scary! you gave me chills... so glad you got there in time!

Marcie said...

Oh no! I hate those heart-attack moments that kids give you. Now that I have teenagers it comes more in the serious-voiced "Mom, I need to talk to you..." sort of heart stoppage.

VandyJ said...

Oh, man, what a "gift". Glad you got there in time. What will kids think up next? Right now my youngest is at the climb up on anything high stage. Daily, almost hourly heart attacks.

theworkinghousewife said...

Hahaha.. Glad you made it on time.. What imaginative boys, you must have your hands full.
stopped in from Mama Kat's.

Mama Kat said...

Haha! Oh no!!! Thank goodness you didn't wait much longer! We JUST talked about the danger of using bags like here. Scary!

4boyzmdmom said...

The title of your post is totally appropriate! So glad everything turned out ok!

Mandy said...

That was hilarious and scary at the same time! It's always amazing what kids can come up with.

Jessica B said...

So scary. Totally makes the heart stop.

Shellie said...

MUCH better than my story of the piano that got hosed down by the garden hose.