Local grocery store checkout…on Tuesday…4:30pm…

“No.  I said no.”  Seriously, putting all that candy right there.  Right at fucking kids’ eye level.  I hope someone roasts in hell for that idea.  Come on, let’s go people.  I need to get out of here.
“Please, mommy, please can I have one? Pleeeeeeeeese.”  Three year-old manners at their best.  Puppy eyes, long lashes batting…begging.
“No, honey, sorry.  It’s too close to suppertime.  Now I don’t want to hear another peep about it.”

These are the magic words, like open sesame or abracadabra, because it produces a reaction like no other.   The next sound heard is definitely not a peep.  Rather it’s an uncontrolled blend of hysterical scream and high-pitched cry like no sound on earth.  Think rabbit in a trap.  In labor.  With one stuck sideways.  As a grizzly bear gnaws on its neck.  Before the last word is out of my mouth, the little darling is in the throes of a wild tantrum. Everyone looks, some with disdain, some with sympathy. There’s nothing quite like it to make you feel like the worst parent in the world.  Wanna live on the wild side?  Take a three year-old to the grocery store, a little hungry, a little tired and say the magic word.

Trifecta: Week Twenty-Eight  And now we’re back to the one-word prompt.  This week, we give you:   Wild (adj.)  not subject to restraint or regulation; uncontrolled; also, unruly.  Emotionally overcome;also, passionately eager or enthusiastic.


About KimB

I am a mommy to 3 wild and wonderful boys, wife to my husband. I am a stay-at-home mommy, who would like to work if the perfect job came along. Trying to find a way to make money from home so we can have more of the "wants" not just the "needs". We live in the sort of-country and have a pretty big garden, but no animals, except one small, dark, and furry dacshund.
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4 Responses to Abracadabra

  1. Annabelle says:

    Oh, no! You almost have to laugh at what the result of “I don’t want to hear another peep” is.

  2. Diane Turner says:

    Ditto to Annabelle. Very funny. Nice writing.

  3. Oh my goodness. Your description of the scream is SO SPOT ON! “While a bear chews on it’s neck” What a great piece.

  4. Trifecta says:

    Ha, this is good. I think a lot of us have been there and you describe it perfectly. Thanks so much for linking up.

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