Friday, December 7, 2012

On Being A Parent

Trifecta has asked us to compose a 33-word non-fiction poem or story.  Well, here is a story that I am sure many of you, who are parents yet, who still strive to mantain the romance of being a couple, can appreciate. Enjoy!


On Being A Parent

Sandwiched between our naked, glistening, panting bodies
lays the sleepy body
of our tiny daughter
who crawled into our bed,
unaware
that the scary noises she was awakened by
were definitely not monsters!

16 comments:

  1. Ha! This is funny and strangely adorable. (:

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  2. Goodness. This is terrific!

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    1. She's the daughter (pictured above) who likes rainbow trees, btw. :)

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  4. This actually brought a smile to my face! :)

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  5. The child in question is pictured above and in my thumbnail photo, too. She is much loved, even if she hasn't learned how to knock first, before entering a room. :)

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  6. Ooops! Been there, unfortunately! Great job with the prompt.

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  7. Oh, jeez! *hahaha* You will laugh about this one for a very long time, I think.

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  8. Teach 'em when they're young is what I always say!

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  9. chuckling . . . I remember those days. :)

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  10. Oh dear. Locks. Lots and lots of locks. Also: cowbell on her door so you hear her coming. Also: mines and trapdoors along the way. :-)

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  11. *Snort* this one truly made me laugh out loud. Fun times. I vote for better locks too.

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  12. Thanks to everyone for your comments. I'm glad this little incident brightened your day. And, just in case you are wondering:

    1- We did not "continue" while she slept.
    2- We did not tiptoe to her room and "continue"
    3- We did not sleep in the nude with her in the bed, either.
    4- The winning answer is, we looked at each, had a brief chuckle together and then a tender kiss. I found my underwear and t-shirt and gently carried my daughter back to her bed and stayed there awhile with her until she went fully back to sleep. Then I went back to my wife and my bed and had very....satisfying..........sleep.
    My life is full of love and tender moments. I am truly blessed. But, every now and again, a little bit of romance is good for the old soul, too. :)

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