Five Minute Friday – Look

five minute fridayFive Minute Friday is my favorite post each week!

I normally start looking forward to the Five Minute Friday reveal as soon as I hit “post” on Thursday (and sometimes sooner!)

It’s the biggest free-writing flash-mob I’ve found on the internet and I seriously love it! I have fun writing, and I love the community that forms the flash mob.

The rules are simple:  one prompt, five minutes to write, no editing.  The flash-mob is the brain child of Lisa-Jo Baker and is hosted (hostessed?) at her Tales from a Gypsy Mama Blog.

Last week, I wrote about RACE

This week, the topic is LOOK

Five Minute Friday – LOOK

On the playground I hear them –

Look at me!

She barely bobs her head up and down in acknowledgment, eyes glued to the screen.

Mommy, mommy, look at me!

She glances up and makes eye contact, yet returns to the screen when her child turns around.

Watch me mommy watch me!

Irritated, she stands and puts her hands on her hips as she watches the small child’s antics.

Dejected, the child wanders away.

Another day, another mom, another child –

Look at me!

She watches and laughs appreciatively at her child’s antics.

Look at this! Watch me NOW mommy!

She stands to get a better view.

Play with me mommy! Come see what I found.

And the mommy does.

Smiling, they wander away hand in hand.

 

In my own home I hear  my own voice –

Watty, look at me when I am talking to you.

He glances up, only to return to the screen a moment later.

GoGo, look at me when I explain this.

He sighs deeply as he tears his face away from the screen.

 

And I wonder where they learned this.

STOP.

That’s it for Five Minute Friday.

Five Minute Friday

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://thishappymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0036.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, socks, and books. She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family.  She serves an amazing God.   She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder.[/author_info] [/author]

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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Comments

  1. Wow, this is spot on. I catch myself doing the same. In those moments when our kids want to be acknowledged even if it’s to see the same thing over and over again. Then we turn around and get frustrated when they don’t give us the same courtesy.

    Christy
    A Heartening Life — http://www.ahearteninglife.com

    • I know I’ve been that first mom far more often that I’d care to admit. My kids come by it honestly, much to my regret.

  2. I am so often guilty of this or even the worse, the “In a minute!” that I swore up and down I’d never do to my own children because I felt as if my mom did that to me all the time (although as an adult, I get that some of those “in a minute” things ARE legitimate like when you are cooking something or daring to take a bathroom break). It is amazing how many little things and habits, both good and bad, our children pick up from us.

  3. Very well written.

  4. great post babe, I someitmes do that too. Dino yells at me to put my phone away and I am heartbroken that he had to ask. I will have to do a better job truly focusing on him.

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