One-Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds –

“When you wake up with a headache… It’s not the sign of a good day…” – Ritu

Yes Peeps, that’s me today…

Went to bed with a headache, slept really well, woke with a headache… popped a pill and waiting for it to work it’s magic now…

 

Please class, be nice to me today!

For Linda’s #1LinerWeds Challenge.

#SoCS Oct. 14/17 – Well

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “well.” Use it any way you like. Have fun!

Well now, that’s a prompt and a half! Well. Use it any way you like.

Do I think of words with well in them, like swell or jewellery? Shall I write about disembowelling or wellbeing? How about farewells or dwellings? What about being well or unwell? Or do I think of the great British weather and discuss wellies, or wellington boots, as they are officially known?

 

I’m really not sure… my stream of consciousness is veering towards unconsciousness, to be honest! Not from boredom, but more from exhaustion. I’ve had a fraught week at work, and this weekend could not have come soon enough. And so, I leave you with my disjointed, tired thoughts, and hope for a better, calmer week next week!

Happy Saturday Peeps!

 

One-Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Conditioning?

“When it’s my birthday, only children with faces like mine can come” – 3 Year Old School Child

This was a slightly worrying statement made by a three-year-old child in school… He wasn’t talking about them having to be young and his age, or cute, but when he said f”aces like mine”, he went on to add “no brown faces.”

If that isn’t conditioning, then what is? Surely at three, children shouldn’t even really be aware of differences like that in away? Of course most of them can describe themselves and others by colour, but to put such a negative spin on skin colour at three… Me no likey…

And yet he is my friend… Brown face… er, hello?

 

For Linda’s #1LinerWeds Challenge.

#SoCS Oct. 6/17 – Save/Safe

This week, to aid Linda while she is doing all things authorly, we have Joey from Joeyfully Stated  providing us with the post for the #SoCS prompt!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: save/safe. Use one or both. If you start and end with either of them, you’ll get bonus points. 

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Safe is not the way I like to play. Well, actually that’s not entirely true.

I used to be the safest person you ever knew. I did everything by the book, never crossed lines that I wasn’t supposed to. I took it all, whatever was thrown at me, without  questioning it at all.

I mean, that’s what a good Indian daughter/daughter-in-law/girl does, isn’t it?

I guess that’s where I got the reputation for being the way I am.

But over the years, I have learned that just because I don’t do whatever I am expected, it doesn’t mean I’m not ‘good’.

Just because I may enjoy a night out with the girls, or the odd (non-soft drink) beverage with them, it doesn’t make me a bad person. Just because I cut my hair, it doesn’t make me disrespectful,

I have taken to questioning decisions made on the assumption that I will be happy to go with the flow, and it has done wonders for my well being!

Just because I smile all of the time, it doesn’t mean I agree with all that is happening, and if I feel strongly enough, I will say so.

It has given me an element of respect at work, and caused others to realise that I am not a push over, in other aspects of my life.

Now… I am off to publish this post but before I do that, I must remember to press ‘Save‘!

 

One-Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Screen-time

“How many screens does a child really need? Just one, and that should be filtering the language coming out of their mouths!” – Ritu

Thinking about what we hear children from young ages talking about and the language they use on a day to day basis. Access to phones, tablets, computers and TVs mean that they are exposed to far too much that is not always age appropriate, and it is not always possible to be there to censor what they watch, especially as they get a little older.

One 3-year-old child told me all about heart surgery, and that he saw the operation… on YouTube. Not really the right thing for him to watch, but at least he wasn’t watching it live…

My two often use slang and silly words that they pick up off the V-Loggers they watch, and thankfully it isn’t usually offensive, but there are times I have to question what they watch and stamp on it.

But when a 3-year-old tells someone to F-off, or a 5-year-old says he wants to kill you… you gotta worry about what he is hearing and where… Is it on screens, or in real life?

For Linda’s #1LinerWeds Challenge.

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