Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Shoe


 
     I am running behind.  Well then, I am always running behind!  Now that Brittney has figured out how to take her shoes off she hides them everywhere.  She thinks it is a game.  I think it is a pain in the ass.  Especially when we need to be at her doctor’s appointment in less than an hour and I never have the foresight to lay out her outfit and shoes the night before.     When will I learn to put her shoes up out of her reach?  Think!  Where in the hell can they be?  She is so oblivious playing with her toys and singing to herself.  OK, if I were her and a precocious 3 year old what would I do with my shoes? 




       I decide to rule out the places that are wild first.  I peer in the toilet bowl at the clear water, rush to the refrigerator and search among the pickles, hot dogs, and cheese.  I am beginning to freak out!  I glance at the clock, at my precious little darling and decide to ask her.  Who knows, maybe she will actually tell me! Ha!  “Brittney, honey, do you know where your shoes are?  Can you show Mommy?”  She looks up at me with her innocent eyes, smiles her sweet smile, and says “I left them for the Prince to find!”  Great!  I continue my search exasperated.  She is 3, what bloody nonsense is she talking about?  No princes live here!   I don’t have time for this crap!!  The clock is ticking.  I have to make it across town on time or they will reschedule plus charge me for missing the damn appointment!


         Frantic, I begin searching the cupboards.  Who knows?  Maybe her prince is there?  Brittney ambles out to the kitchen singing “Hey Diddle Diddle” when I notice she is actually wearing one of her shoes.  Sweet mother of God!  “Honey, do you know where your other shoe is?  It is really important that we find it!!”  She looks at me with a sideways glance and smiles.  “Don’t you ‘member where Cinderella left her shoe after the ball Mommy?”  I stop what I am doing and stare at my baby while understanding slowly dawns.  My mouth drops.  I read her “Cinderella” last night before bed.  Holy shit!  I am running late and she has me living a flipping fairy tale!   


       I rush out to the dining room and glance out the glass sliding doors to the patio where she had played earlier while I drank my morning dose of caffeine and there almost glowing in the morning sunlight is my daughter’s shoe!!  I make a beeline for the shoe while grabbing my purse, pick up my sweet baby, lock the patio door,   and sprint to my car.  I glance at my watch as I buckle her into her car seat, put on her shoe, and give her a toy to occupy her for the ride.  I still have time!! Breathe!!   As I back out of the driveway, I glance in the rear view mirror and see myself for the first time and really register what I look like.   My hair looks uncombed; however my face is washed clean.  With a grimace, I comb my fingers through my unruly locks.  Screw it!  I am late as it is!  After all, it doesn’t matter what I look like, they are seeing her, right?   I glance back at her playing happily.  She looks completely adorable.  I continue on down the street toward our appointment which I will be able to make with no time to spare.

Write Tribe

This completely fictional story from the depths of my imagination was written in response to the Write Tribe Wednesday writing prompt.  This weeks prompt is a picture prompt courtesy of Vidya Sury.





         

40 comments:

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    1. Mimi, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by. Your comments make my day! ♥

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  2. How sweet...Brittney is adorable in the story. Aww she remembered the Cinderella story from the previous night and she became Cinderrella herself...how adorable is that! :)

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    1. myriadrainbowhues, I thought those details would add a bit of realism to the fiction. I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet encouraging comments! ♥

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  3. Your fictional story does sound true, Kathy.

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    1. Kalpana, purely a fictional piece of my imagination, however if I my son would have been a girl, I had considered the name Brittany. I am so happy you liked it!! It gives me a special thrill when someone reads my story and enjoys it. So thank you very much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  4. A very cute and lovable story, like all your posts Kathy :-) <3

    Richa

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    1. Richa, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments! ♥

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  5. Aww.. for the prince to find!!! So so cute. That's why I love girls and that's why one must have a daughter. Loved it Kathy.

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    1. tulika, I was blessed to know the joys of a daughter and a son and Brittany's tale was inspired by the pure creativity in young children that I have witnessed with my own. I am so pleased you enjoyed this whimsical tale of my imagination. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. Aww.... that's such a cute and a beautiful story! Loved the way you narrated it :)

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    1. Shilpa, I am so pleased you liked it! I am almost bouncing! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. JoJo, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  8. Beautiful narrative, it almost felt like you were telling your own experiences with your three year old. Loved the plot which was really cute and heartwarming as well. Awesome take on the prompt.

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    1. mahabore, then I did real well if it was that convincing!! YAY! Thank you so much for your kind words, that completely made my day I might add, and for stopping by to read!! ♥

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  9. awww how sweet :D kids and their tantrums :D loved the story

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. What a cute story. The prince had me chuckling.

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    1. Suzy, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Mina, no it is just a figment of my imagination! I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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    1. Michelle, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you so much and for your kind comments! ♥

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  13. Loved the story, loved the pics and felt good at the end of it all :)

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    1. Nabanita, I am so glad!! Then I have done my job well. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  14. I am sitting here smiling after reading your post. Your little one is so precious, and this story will be one you will always remember and she will enjoy hearing when she is older. I ADORE Cinderella and am always loving the stories, and the castle and was so excited the first time (at 30) that I saw her at Disney world in the carriage. I got back again years later at 45, and was jumping up and down when I saw Prince Charming on the white horse, so I guess it stays with you! Hope she had a good appt.

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    1. Winnie, I am so pleased you enjoyed my post. I always enjoyed the fairy tales too. This wasn't my little one, only a figment that lives happily in my imagination. Disney is such a magical place! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Aayesha, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. This is really sweet, Kathy and so utterly believable too. It reminded me of myself when I asked my Mom if she was my stepmother (like Cinderella's) because she was depriving of a chocolate before my lunch! ;)

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    1. Corinne, oh that is funny! I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping in and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. I was completely relating to you up until I got to the part where you confessed to it all being made up, lol. I have five kids and can NEVER find their shoes!! Especially my 1 and 2 year olds! It never fails. Every. Single. Time. we leave the house we have to search for a dang shoe! Even today before we went to the grocery store it took ten minutes to find my 2 yr old's missing shoe. I can't believe that was all made up! You have quite the imagination! It sounds like real life to me!

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    1. Heather, LOL I only have two and struggle to find anything. I couldn't find my ass with both hands if it weren't attached. LOL Guess that is why this was such an easy story to make up. I can relate as well! LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! ♥

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  18. Kathy!!! This is an amazing, sweet and super cute story on the joy of childhood. Love it:)
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/wednesday-prompt-2014-3-the-perfect-winter-gift

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    1. Ranveer, I am thrilled you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. That is such a sweet story!! “Don’t you ‘member where Cinderella left her shoe after the ball Mommy?” Super cute!:)

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    1. payal, I am so pleased you enjoyed it!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  20. Darling and clever all in one! Great imagination, Kathy :)

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    1. Mary, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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