One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Parenting 101

“If I have to say your name/it again…?”

Ritu and every other parent out there!

Okay, so this isn’t going to be a simple one-liner… is it ever with me?

You read the above.

I’m currently considering the overused line above, that I definitely uttered today, at least three times, in the same situation!

What is it with kids not listening?

And why do I utter these empty threats?

I should really learn.

Saying anything to children of a certain age will gain you nothing.

(Unless you’re promising lots of sweet/TV time [the little uns] or V-Bucks for Fortnite and unlimited access to mobiles [older kids], then they listent o anything you want.)

Yet I still have these battles of wills with my kids, and sometimes my pupils at school.

Am I expecting too much?

Should a child jump as soon as we tell them to do something?

Or is it fine for them to drag their heels, dawdle for as long as they want, then stomp around in a huff when they are late for school?

I mean this morning, I used that quote/phrase to the demon teen Lil Man at least six thousand times, to get him out of bed…

And tonight, I had to repeat myself about the same to tween trouble, Lil Princess just to get her to put her shoes on so we could go home from my in-laws’ place…

And they didn’t rush/hurry/listen.

Yet I am still here, back home, in one piece. Nothing major happened to anyone because we were a few moments later than usual.

But, the point is, shouldn’t they be listening to me/us the first time?

I mentioned empty threats before, because they are.

I admit I tell them I will take phones/internet access away. Or that I will cancel a meet up with their friends.

Yet I don’t actually see it through… the fall out after something like that is just too big for me to deal with after a day at work!

And when they meet their friends, it’s a chance for me to catch up with the mums too, which I don’t get to do often enough!

It’s just easier to nag at them a little longer, endure the stomping and keep on going because the mood they’re in means they will disappear into their bedrooms for an hour after we get home, and I get peace before my sweet(er) children resurface!

So, yeah… that was my one liner!

Written for Linda’s #1LinerWeds prompt.

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One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds

“I’ll be back.”

The Terminator & Ritu

It’s the last One-Liner of the year so I thought I’d join in, one last time, but not last for good if you know what I mean?

As of the new year, I am bowing out of my daily challenges, so I can actually get my rewrite and editing done on those blessed WIP of mine. I’ll still be around, you know me, I can’t stay away. Spidey and Chai will definitely be happening, it’s just the other stuff.. for a while at least…

2019 will be the year.

I hope…!

No, I don’t hope, I will make something happen. By the end of the year, there will be a book available, with my name as the author… whether it is by indie means or other… it will be there, and with any luck, another will be well on the way too!

Now, I just need your writerly vibes to help me along!

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For Linda’s #1LinerWeds challenge.

One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Street

“You don’t know anything now mum: nowadays in the streets, its ‘shank or be shanked’.”

Lil Man

A worrying phrase coming from a thirteen year old ‘innocent’…

We were discussing an old mate of his who has become a nasty piece of work, and Lil Man mentioned that he was moving to his school… Me – not a happy bunny.

I was trying to get him to understand how he needs to choose his friends wisely or there are characters who will lead him astray.

The conversation was very teen angsty on his behalf, and there was no middle ground or attempting to understand that he just needs to learn to walk away…

No.

I got the above ‘quote’ flung at me.

Shank, for those you who may not know, is to be stabbed with a makeshift knife.

Scaring the living daylights out of me…

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For Linda’s #1LinerWeds.

One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds

“Maybe the driver (pilot) was drunk!”

Lil Princess

A little explanation…

Driving to school yesterday morning, Lil Princess and I saw something rather strange in the sky…

After having viewed Venus next to a beautiful crescent moon, we viewed this…

The scary thing was this was an airplane mark going down the sky, rather wonky, and it was still going down… I even checked the news for any airplane issues in Kent, but nothing… still, it looks freaky, doesn’t it?

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For Linda’s #1LinerWeds.

One Liner Wednesday #1LinerWeds


“Allowing a child to develop at their own pace is the way to create a happy, healthy generation – not pushing them to limits they are unable to fathom.”

Ritu

A little tidbit from my thoughts after my first experience of moderation…

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For Linda’s #1LinerWeds challenge.

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