This post was written as part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday (See original post here). This is exactly what it sounds like inside my brain while I write. No editing. Not much thinking. Just pure, random associations.
This week’s prompt is: Start with any VERB.
My verb is: CRYING
The baby is crying again. So is the three year old. The dogs are barking. Why does it feel like some mornings I just can’t seem to catch a break? What time is it? Only 9:00am? It feels like noon…tomorrow. I feel like I want to cry too.
The baby wants to chew on my phone, and I wont let him. The three year old wants to play games on my phone. I let him, but apparently it wasn’t really what he wanted. Instead, he has decided to cover it with Play Doh. I feel I should probably stop him, but I don’t have the energy to deal with the fallout. Besides, I like the smell of Play Doh.
Some mornings it’s just not worth crying over spilled Play Doh. I need more caffeine, but everything tastes like Play Doh. Maybe I should start making that edible stuff I keep seeing on Pinterest. But that sounds like more work.
Maybe I should try to go to sleep earlier tonight. This isn’t really a question. I know I should, but it never seems to happen. I love my evenings too much.
The house is finally quiet. The Play Doh is finally put away. There are no more diapers. No more crying. No more fighting. No more toys being slung at my head from across the room. Speaking of which, why are matchbox cars so heavy? And sharp?
I swear my son’s cars are like chameleons. As soon as they land on the playroom carpet, pointy side up, they disguise themselves and then lie in wait, for unsuspecting bare feet to wander too near. Then they attack. This is when I cry.
I guess we’ve come full circle.
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people will come and read your post! The way to ping back, is to just copy and paste the URL of my post somewhere on your post. Then your URL will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. For example, in your post you can write, “This post is part of SoCS: (and paste my URL here)”
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has pinged back their post. If you’re the first person to ping back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. Have fun!
I’ll put the prompt in the title of my Saturday post every week in case you miss my Friday reminder post.
This week, the prompt will be: Start with a verb. Begin your Saturday post with any verb – make it the first word.
Full rules post HERE