Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Every Day ... Another Morning


Good morning. Rise and shine. Wake up teddies.
Blue Teddy and Bunny are still fast asleep.

Little A, however, is bursting with the new day.

"I want a cuddle Mummy."
"Can I bring Thomas Teddy?."
"Can you take my grow bag off?"
"I want my pyjama bottoms on."
"I want my fluffy socks."
"Can you put my dressing gown on?"
"Is Daddy still sleeping?"
"No, you can't go to the toilet."
"Carry me up the stairs."
"I want a big Weetabix and a little Weetabix." 

... "and what's the magic word?" ...

"Please."


A lone sock. The washing is dry.
Dishes to unload. Clean bowls for breakfast.

"Mummy, can I have another Weetabix?"

"Wait a moment."
"I'm just making my porridge."

A glass of fizzing Berocca, a St John's Wort tablet and a mug of chamomile tea.

I sit hunched at the table.
The laptop is open.
My porridge tastes good.

Milky cereal lumped on the table.
Sigh.

"Mummy can I have another Weetabix?"

... "and what's the magic word?" ...

"Please."


Thoughts escaping through the kitchen window.
Wondering. Hoping. Dreaming.
Bored.

The plot for my novel lacks colour. Why am I bothering?
Need to fill the tank with petrol.
It's raining again.
My phone just buzzed.
Must add kitchen wipes to the shopping list ...

"Little A, we need to change your nappy and get dressed."

"Can I have two minutes playtime?"

... "and what's the magic word?" ...

"Please."


Watching cars, cats and the school run on a step stool.
Pink Kitty is indifferent.

Dressed in beige and waiting impatiently for Grandma.

The doorbell rings.  

"Mummy, its Grandma!"

Grandma climbs the stairs bearing surprises and hugs.

"Grandma, I'm going to the park."

"Can I put my wellington boots on?"

... "and what's the magic word?" ...

"Please."


I'm linking this post up with The Gallery. This weeks photographic theme is 'The Everyday'. 




40 comments:

  1. You are so eloquent you even make everyday sound interesting!Very impressed that you've done the washing up! x

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    1. Thank you! This post was quire spur of the moment. Thank heavens for dishwashers!

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  2. I'm trying to get the magic word in there too, life is one constant repetition at this age LOL! Why is it that toddlers can wear spots with patterns & still look cute! x

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    1. I have to remind her to say please every other minute at the moment. Todders are blessed with an ability to wear any colour or design!

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  3. Love this take on every day. Sometimes it just feels endless doesn't it?

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    1. Its the same routine everyday!

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  4. Very clever and an accurate representation of my house too!

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    1. Thank you! It was a prompt that really captured my imagination.

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  5. This is SO how it is, isn't it! So repetitive and I don't think I realised quite how much so until I saw it set down like this. Love your view from the kitchen window. Polly

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    1. Round and round ... everyday ... always nagging her to say please. I always find myself staring and thinking out of that window.

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  6. Our everyday is the same but different. Lovely pics.

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    1. I know what you mean ... only yours is a lot sunnier I suspect. Thank you.

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  7. The every day mundane to us is anything but to anyone else. That was beautiful X

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    1. Thank you! I'm having another day exactly the same as described! X

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  8. This is lovely. Very nicely written. I'm an 'older' mum too. It's a privilege to have little people in the house again.

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    1. Thank you. I just took a peek at your website - very nice!

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  9. Brilliant! Everyday indeed.... Good luck with the novel and don't give up. Words are always worth writing.

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully I will get there :o).

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  10. Wow that is amazing! Yea it's funny how you go through the same motions on a daily basis! Brilliant that you are writing a novel, good luck with that, it's something I' ve always wanted to do, maybe one day!

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    1. Thank you ... Well I'm trying to write one ... still in the putting the story together phase. Will hang on in there!

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  11. Such a nice capture of the day :) Such sweetness

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    1. Thank you. It is sweet .... when she's being sweet.

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  12. What a fab post. Love it. x

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  13. helloitsgemma4 July 2012 21:05

    Perfect capture and wonderful photographs. beautiful post.

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    1. Thank you. I was rather pleased with it in the end!

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  14. Such a lovely post and lovely pictures to capture your everyday!

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    1. Thank you! I was pleased with the pictures too!

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  15. How lovely! Fantastic pictures! x

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  16. I LOVE this! What a great way to capture your everyday. Love the reoccurring theme too :D

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    1. Thank you BFT. Yes, I liked that reoccurring theme too - which is very much the reality of my day to day!

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  17. What a lovely entry about every day's little events.. So important to remember the details of every day.. Oh and I love how Blue Teddy and Bunny are still fast asleep in the beginning! :D I would be as well if I could choose.. My 2 year old does not think so, she wakes at 5am currently to start the days adventures. Somehow my morning doesnt sound as poetic as yours tho! :D

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    1. Thank you very much.... Yes! Those details are very important. Poor you - 5 am is a rotten start to the day - I've had a fair few of those myself. Black out blind? :o).

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