The Challenge: Write twelve 144-word posts revolving around “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The posts, written daily for 12 days, are to include a different item from the song.
The Instigator: Blogdramedy
The Item for Day 5: Five Gold Rings
The Person trying to get caught up with the Challenge: Me
“Stop playing with your food!” I exclaimed at the dinner table.
I understand boys will be boys, but I get so tired of peas used to cover a few teeth, fingers used to place macaroni on each spoke of the fork, and straws used to blow bubbles in milk.
I try to pick my battles. I do. When we have chicken nuggets for dinner, I no longer fight the battle as the boys make ketchup/chicken nugget sandwiches. And, if they want to wear a chocolate milk mustache, that’s fine. (Though is it asking too much for them to use a napkin to wipe their mouth – not their sleeve?!)
Honestly, a Mom has to draw the line somewhere, right?
“Mom, look!” Charlie says as his raises his hand, donned with onion rings around each of his fingers and thumb. “I am wearing five gold rings!”
12 thoughts on “BlogFestivus – Day 5”
I think you work really well under pressure! This is so funny.
You are too kind, Georgette. Thankfully, I am done creating for the day. Hopefully, I can come up with two more tomorrow, before I am officially on caught up on the challenge. Thanks for your patience!
This sounds like a hard challenge, Lenore! Looks like you’re rockin’ it, though!
I’m afraid day #6 will not be one of my best. Still, this is a fun challenge. Thanks for visiting, Wendy!
I may or may not have behaved like that at one time in the past. I will not say.
I may or may not have taught the boys the very things that frustrate me. I will not say.
I simply love your take on the “five gold rings!” Really creative. (And yes, it is asking too much to use a napkin.) 🙂
Thanks, Happy Mom. Based on the clean napkins on the place mat and the dirty sleeves, I assumed I was asking too much. 🙂
Good job! Kids do make great material for writing.
They do indeed, Patti. Thankfully, my kids aren’t asking me to pay them for their inspiration.
Thank you. Something tells me you can relate. 🙂