Back to School

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So it’s back to school tomorrow. Somehow I survived a winter break in which we did not travel and I was left to entertain my 5 year old entirely on my own devices. There were crazy moments, a lot of bonding, a lot of noise, too much time spent in timeout, and a million hugs.

My favorite time spent with him was when we created something together. He gets a brilliant idea like “I want to make a house for my soft toys!” and then I help him implement his idea. And while I work away with cardboard, scissors and tape and his creation takes shape, he keeps telling me “I love you Mama!” It’s these moments I wish would linger forever.

When he comes back from school half the day is already over and he has spent a lot of his energy positively so it’s not so difficult to keep him busy the rest of the day. But when you have the whole day to keep him engaged it’s a whole different matter. And then what magic do the teachers possess that the children always listen to them, whereas I have to repeat myself at least 3 times before it’s even acknowledged that I said something?

Yes, somehow I survived. Having said that I have to concede that being a mother, no doubt has its perks as well. How else would someone call me his “sidekick” and make plans with me to fight monsters together? How else would I get such tight hugs that I would have to catch my breath at least 10 times a day? How else would I be told, “I want to marry you because you’re so cute!”

There is never a dull moment with him around and when he goes to school tomorrow my morning will feel empty and lonely. I have made a plan to go out probably to avoid the silence at home. Before I know it I will be longing for the next holidays. Crazy, right?

 

A Proud Mom

Isn’t it just fantastic when children do well and you can witness that as parents?

My son had his school concert today. He’s only 4 1/2 and is just finishing nursery. He’s been practising the songs for the concert for many weeks and I knew he would do well because he had sung many of them for me perfectly with actions.

Little did I know that my little baby was in fact the star of the show (along with a girl of his class). Not only was he performing songs with the other children, he was also delivering individual lines throughout the performance. There were about 40 people watching the show and he did not flinch for a second.

I was sitting in the front row and was almost falling out of my little chair with happiness. I always knew that he could perform very well because he’s always doing his own “shows” at home but I didn’t know he could memorize actual lines and deliver in front of an audience. I was also a bit worried that he might be tempted to change the words of the songs. But he didn’t let anyone down.

This is what motherhood is all about. To see your children grow and reach their highest potentials. I actually felt nervous as if it was my own performance. (And Lord knows I can’t perform in front of an audience.) I can now understand why my father used to call up our relatives and tell them that one of us or the other had stood first in his/her class. I did exactly the same. As soon as I came home I called up my mother and my mother-in-law to tell them of their grandson’s achievement. This feeling cannot even match what I felt at my own achievements.

Yes, this is what motherhood is all about.

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How do they do it?

I’m at the mall and while I’m desperately holding on to my son’s hand who is trying his best to run off, another mother passes me by, walking ahead, while her little boy follows her closely behind.

I’m at a ladies’ get together having left my son at home with his nanny. One of the ladies has brought her son with her. He is sitting on the carpet and playing with his toys. Occasionally he looks up to smile at his mother.

I’m at my son’s nursery and while I’ve deposited him screaming and crying into the assistant’s arms, another little girl walks up to the assistant waiting to take her to class, she turns around to smile and wave goodbye to her daddy.

Sometimes I get envious of other parents who seem to be having such an easy time while I’m struggling with mine. He is sometimes just too clever for his own good and just wants to be independent all the time and not listen to me. His teacher thinks he is really advanced for his age and I tend to agree with her.

At night after creating havoc all day, he comes to me to apologize and tell me that he loves me. He then snuggles with me and falls asleep. That’s when I realize I may well be the luckiest mom around.

Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady

  1. The Match (Part 4) Rusty’s Destination | The Jittery Goat
  2. Self-Defeating Beliefs
  3. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  4. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | Bob’s Blog-O-Rama
  5. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | MedinaQue
  6. DP Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | Sabethville
  7. Daily Prompt: Green Eyed Lady | Purplesus’ Blog
  8. Dirty Envy | In the Present
  9. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady « cognitive reflection
  10. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  11. Green-Eyed Lady | The Nameless One
  12. Daily Prompt: Green-eyed Lady | imagination
  13. Green-Eyed Lady | God Through My Eyes
  14. Evil Queens & coffee beans
  15. Daily Prompt: Jealousy | A Day In The Life
  16. Reciprocal | The River Mom
  17. of wickedness | Anawnimiss
  18. Wake Up O’ Sleeping Stone | The Write Web
  19. Daily prompt: Green-eyed monster | Go, See, Live
  20. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  21. Aces « Averil Dean
  22. NaPoWriMo Day 4: “Smitten” | arakawa fiction
  23. Bass Speaker | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  24. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | A Note From Jenn
  25. Jealousy: Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  26. Leave Me Free | Flowers and Breezes
  27. From Time To Time | Lisa’s Kansa Muse

Jobs & Benefits

Before I had my son I was working in Project Management in a Telecom company and looking after the sales reporting for a region. I was based in Pakistan and my boss was located in France. I used to connect with my boss and the other project managers of the region via conference calls. I was doing really well and getting huge bonuses and increments. I also would often fly to Egypt for meetings with all expenses covered by the company and any training I needed would be done in France.

I was a real hot shot.

And then along comes little Mr. Nadir and all my priorities changed. My company wrote a work from home policy (since they didn’t have one at the time) to facilitate my staying with them. I tried a month of it but I couldn’t concentrate on my work. How can you if your son is crying for you. I decided that if I couldn’t do well at my job there was no point in doing it at all. For me the motivation in doing something is if I can do it to the best of my ability. Financially we could do with my husband’s salary.

I quit my job.

I quickly came to the conclusion that raising a child was more difficult than any job I had done. There were no fixed timings, no coffee breaks, no sick leave and no salary benefits. And more than the work itself it is the consequences of what you do that are so daunting. The way you raise a child will largely affect the type of person he/she grows up to be. He/she will affect so many other people in his/her life and so on and so forth. The work you do in an office seems so trivial in comparison.

Now it’s been 4 years since I quit and I don’t miss my job as such but I do miss earning my own money. If I was to have an ideal job it would be one which just required me to work half day (in the morning) when my son would be at school. Obviously I would never have that seniority again as when I left but I wouldn’t mind any kind of work as long as I was there to pick up my son from school and for the rest of the day.

After all getting a hug from him and hearing his stories is more gratifying than any amount of money.

Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing

  1. Too Much ____________! | The Photo Faith Challenge
  2. Daily Prompt: Work « Vicariously Poetic
  3. Questions from a three legged alien | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. Ballerina | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. Pride Stinks | The Jittery Goat
  6. Daily Prompt – Money for Nothing | Views Splash!
  7. My Job Makes Me Feel Sexier Each Day | My Life and My Career
  8. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing -Stock Trader | Journeyman
  9. Writing in PostMortem | 365 days of defiance
  10. Chasing The Dream Job: A Haiku; Saturday, February 15, 2014 | LisaRosier.com
  11. Daily Prompt: Money or Nothing | Thoughts of an INFP
  12. Daily Prompt: Work, an artist’s rendition | VNA Images
  13. My DrEaM jOb…. | ensuing light…
  14. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing « Mama Bear Musings
  15. Montreal Mystery Mansion: Redpath Family Home to be Demolished | DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society
  16. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Awl and Scribe
  17. Living, Learning, Earning and Leaving | The White Coat Chronicles
  18. My Dream of a Perfect Day… | Midwestern Plants
  19. Passion Brings You Money ! | Knowledge Addiction
  20. Lawyer Up « Mon Cache
  21. My Goal For My Future « One Crazy Mom
  22. One Crazy Mom
  23. My Dream Job « One Crazy Mom
  24. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  25. DP Daily Prompt: | Sabethville
  26. a medium maybe? | peacefulblessedstar
  27. Forging friendships and learning: help me pitch? | callieweylin
  28. A Soaring Heart | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  29. Daily Prompt: Work | That Montreal Girl
  30. 265. The Perfect Job | Barely Right of Center
  31. That’s My Life | Flowers and Breezes
  32. Artsy Fartsy | Maria For Real
  33. If I were a Carpenter and You were a Lady? | meanderedwanderings
  34. Dreamy job! Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  35. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  36. Working Fur Free… | Haiku By Ku
  37. Whats more lovely than being a part of kindergarten? | harinivasudev
  38. Rabbiting on: Marzipan Three | alienorajt
  39. I May Not Have a Piece of Paper, But I’m Fluent in Proficiency | A Sober Head Full Of Confusion
  40. American Dream | Finale to an Entrance
  41. Ideas4Humanity.com(tm)
  42. Dreams Do Change | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  43. Dream Job | My Play Nook
  44. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Not The Sword But The Pen
  45. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | The Poet Stefan
  46. General Hospital Explores How Someone Learns Homophobia
  47. Dreaming About My Dream Job – Musings | wangsgard.com
  48. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing – Inspiring the World or Sinful Pleasure Seeker | Just Be V
  49. Daily Prompt : Dream Job | Processing the life
  50. No money | Life is great
  51. Life of a zookeeper in an imagined zoo | A picture is worth 1000 words
  52. Beowulf/Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  53. IS THIS WORK! | Francine In Retirement
  54. Word Doctor | thejimmieG
  55. DP: Work | As I See It
  56. Daily prompt: Money for nothing | laura-in-china
  57. Daily Prompt, 15 February 2014: Money for Nothing | The San Francisco Scene–Seen!
  58. Rite of labour | shame
  59. Isn’t It Obvious? | Under the Monkey Tree
  60. Зимен пейзаж от майстора на ремонтите на битова техника по домовете в София | lxpress2
  61. Why I Think the Atlantic is Right: Where is the Love? In the Philippines. | Kosher Adobo
  62. DP: The Mirror of Erised | Scorched Ice
  63. Compagnon de Voyage….(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  64. Time Lord Required: Apply Within (It’s Bigger) | Steve Says….
  65. Why haven’t I pursued my dream job? | Life Sans God
  66. Money for Nothing | Life on the Golden Rock
  67. Dreams Do Come True | Visions Of a Vikzen
  68. Money for Nothing | I’m a runner and so can you
  69. Daily Prompt: Being Paid for Nothing! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  70. Daily Prompt – Money for Nothing? | Lifeinpawprints’s Weblog
  71. RUINED FOR WORK | SERENDIPITY
  72. Day 46. . . Ultimate Job | Dear Blog ’14
  73. Job = Work… Even in Your Dreams | My Author-itis
  74. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Believe | sky blue with daisies
  75. Monk for the Revolution | Coyota Fiera
  76. Day 46: Dream A Little Dream | The Sacred Architecture of Here and Now
  77. Daily Prompt Feb 2014 | The Life of A Working Mum
  78. Why I teach | Muddy River Muse
  79. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Basically Beyond Basic
  80. Money For Fun and Creativeness | Read Me
  81. Haiku: Righteous Work | Dhikrcave
  82. The Pioneering Mathematician | [In]motivation
  83. Give me the ski slopes any day | 2 times pink
  84. What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life? | lynnesartandsoul
  85. Daily Prompt: Work, What have I been doing today? | Daily Prompt & Blogging Progress
  86. In response to the Daily Prompt: “Money for Nothing” | simply vettie
  87. Daily prompt: It’s raining on Pollyanna Rock | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  88. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Occasional Stuff
  89. Chesapeake Waterman’s Shanty | Exploratorius
  90. Work: Whatever You Do… | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
  91. Seven boredom-busting ideas for kids in Sydney | discovering anywhere
  92. Life Of A Cosmetologist!
  93. If I had my druthers | Willow’s Corner
  94. Big Bucks of Babysitting | 365 Days of Thank You
  95. A Day I Dream Of Living | Call Me Incorrigible
  96. The Ultimate | Help Along the Path
  97. Money for Nothing – Ramblings from the Swamp
  98. Work: Daily Post | Destino
  99. what i do for love | In The Moment

Top 10 Weird Driving Trips

It was around two and a half years ago that I got my driving license after 5 attempts at the test. I was extremely delighted since it meant that I didn’t have to appear in the test a 6th time and also there would be no problem dropping and picking my son who was soon to start school.

Since then I have made some regular trips and some irregular ones. Here are some of the weird trips I have had to make:PicsArt_1391090110588

  1. Going to the park to pick up my son after an emergency call from his nanny because he needed to do potty and there’s no toilet near the park.
  2. Taking him back when he was done.
  3. Getting an ice cream for my husband from the nearby market late at night because he was craving for one and was too tired to get it himself. What can I say, I’m a dutiful wife!
  4. Rushing to the birthday supply shop to have helium balloons filled up in time for my husband’s surprise birthday party.balloons
  5. Going to my son’s school to pick up his little rubber monster toy which he forgot to bring back with him and threw a big tantrum when he found out it was missing.20140130_181343
  6. Bundling my aged mother, her wheelchair, my son, his stroller and his nanny into the car for a trip to the aquarium. It was worth it, we had a blast!20130714_160738
  7. Bundling 4 ladies and 4 children in my 7-seater with supplies for a ladies day out in the park. This one I could have skipped.
  8. Bringing two tables, 16 chairs and birthday supplies for my son’s birthday party on a day when it had rained heavily and flooded many roads. Thankfully the rain didn’t spoil the party and the tables and chairs looked lovely.P1010408
  9. Making a trip to the Oman consulate and getting lost in the process only to find out that we could get a visa on arrival.
  10. Rushing to the hospital emergency in the middle of the night with my son who wouldn’t stop coughing and was refusing to be nebulized. The staff was so inefficient they didn’t see him till half an hour, but thankfully the coughing had stopped more or less.

Envious husbands

My husband thinks I have an amazing life because I get to sleep in the afternoon. That’s only because I get up at 6 and also don’t get a restful sleep at night since my son likes to transfer to my bed and then often he has a cough and wakes me up.

Then the other day I told my husband that after I dropped my son off to school for his first full day I went for shopping followed by lunch. He looked at me incredulously as if I had told him that I had bought a Gucci bag and had lunch with Brad Pitt. He just thinks that I shouldn’t be enjoying myself while he’s slaving away in office.

Not that I don’t know what it’s like working in an office. I started working straight out of University and only quit when my son was born. Working in an office is a piece of cake compared to looking after a baby. Life becomes so difficult, it can really be stressful and any mistake you make can affect the life of an individual. The stakes are much higher. And even though you don’t get paid, it’s still more rewarding being a mother.

Now that my son is going to school and has recently started staying an hour longer why shouldn’t I enjoy the time I get to myself. Don’t I deserve it?

How many of you gentlemen are envious of your stay at home wives?

A Shoulder to Cry On (Short Story)

It has always been Mom for me out there. Whenever I needed comfort or encouragement it was her I turned to. When she held me in her soft hands and looked at me with her kind, gentle eyes, I knew everything would be alright.

Sure Dad was there but he was too busy working and I didn’t see much of him. Even when he retired he would be immersed in his books and we didn’t really connect much.

When I topped in my class in high school it was my Mom I first came to with the news. When my girlfriend told me she was moving away I wept on my Mom’s shoulder like a baby. She always had words to comfort me and to make me feel hopeful again. When I was stuck in some writing assignment I would look to her for inspiration.

I got my first job and moved into an apartment nearby. I don’t know who needed who more but I had to stay close to her. I would see her every day on my way home from work or call her if I got late.

I started to notice small changes in her. We would be talking about someone who lived in our neighborhood and was moving away and she couldn’t remember her name even though she had been a good friend. Or we would be remembering the holidays we took together and she couldn’t recall where it was that we were in a boat on a river.  I talked to Dad about it but he just told me it happens with age. But I was worried. I took her to a doctor and they did some tests. They told me what I had dreaded all along, that it was Alzheimer’s and it was just going to get worse.

The pace with which she deteriorated frightened me. She would have mood swings and not recognize people who would call her. She had trouble writing and reading. Dad was there with her but he had his own health problems. I was scared that she would soon not be able to look after herself. I knew how frustrating it was for her. She had always been a strongly independent woman.

One day I was getting late at office and she called me. “Is everything OK?” I asked her. I quickly wound up my work and headed for home. She was sitting in the lounge with the excited look of a child. The place was decorated with a banner and balloons and my favorite chocolate and mocha cake was sitting on the table. I couldn’t believe she had remembered my birthday when she was forgetting so many important things. “Some things can’t be forgotten” she told me in reply to the surprised look on my face. We ate cake and she badgered me about getting married and giving her grandchildren and for a while everything was like normal again.

She died a few days later quietly in her sleep. She didn’t wait to be dependent on anyone. I wished she had waited for her grandchildren. I’ll always regret that I couldn’t give her that.

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This story is in response to The Speakeasy #144. The challenge was to write fiction or poetry and include the sentence “Some things can’t be forgotten” and a reference to the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. I referred to the lyrics of the song “Picture yourself in a boat on a river” in my story.

My Only One

PicsArt_1387727816233Who is the most important person in your life? Describe that person in as great a detail as you can muster and most importantly, tell us why you cherish this person.

My son crawls into my bed adjacent to his and plops onto the pillow. “Mama loves you” I whisper in his ear as he adjusts his position. “Oh Mama, you made me happy!” comes the sleepy reply as he goes back to sleep and starts to snore gently.

How did this little one become the most important person in my life? It didn’t just happen 4 years ago when I first held him, a tiny red wrinkled up creature; it started even before that when I first felt him in my womb.

The first movements were so slight I could easily have been mistaken; they felt like tiny bubbles inside. But they sparked the beginning of a bond that was forged for 9 months and will last a lifetime.

I have watched him grow into the sprightly little boy he is today. He makes me so happy and so proud and I cherish every moment I have with him. I am so helplessly in love with him I could truly do anything for him.

He has grown to have such a unique personality. Today while I was upstairs he sat on the steps calling me. “Mama I love you” he yelled out. When I came down he asked, “Can I have some candy?”

He’s learning phonics these days and so for every word the first letter is emphasized. While eating his food he observed “ke, ke, kebab”. And sometimes just to be naughty he’ll say the wrong thing on purpose; “A for Nadir!” and then see my reaction.

He thinks everything works like a touch screen. He tries to poke the screen of my laptop and the TV thinking something should happen.

He’s very fond of the outdoors and concerned for nature. We were passing through the neighborhood and saw that some branches of the trees had been cut. He immediately spoke out. “Why are you cutting the trees? Where will the birds sit? On the FLOOR?!” Another time he saw the water sprinklers on and he went and turned them off. “If we waste water, the planet will become sad”.

I love the fact that I am also the most important person for him. At least for now. Till he finds a girl for himself and then I may not be the most important person for him but I like to think he will always have a special place in his heart for me.

My Love, My Son (A Poem)

The First Time I Saw You

Daily Prompt: My Number One

  1. Daily Prompt: My Number One | Under the Monkey Tree
  2. On the Topic of Hope: Sunday, December 22, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  3. If their being in your life makes your life better, they are very much VIP. | thoughtsofrkh
  4. That special person | Kate Murray
  5. One and only? No many! | Sue’s Trifles
  6. My Number One – the birth of my daughter | Geek Ergo Sum
  7. cherished treasure | peacefulblessedstar
  8. Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
  9. Daily Prompt: Cherish | VNA Images
  10. Show Me Redundancy | The Jittery Goat
  11. S. Thomas Summers | Meeting the Outlaw Jesse James
  12. Daily Prompt: My Number One | Melissa Holden
  13. Christ: My All in All | meanderedwanderings
  14. Lazy humans, mutters the dog | We Live In A Flat
  15. Who is the most important person in my life!? | The Silver Leaf Journal
  16. The Lurker’s List | My Precious and My Number One
  17. A Wahine’s Love Letter | Wahine Wednesdays
  18. My number one. | Hope* the happy hugger
  19. daily prompt: my number one | aimans…..
  20. Daily Prompt: My Number One | Icesabel
  21. Daily Prompt: My Number One | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  22. Before There Was You – A Mommy’s Poem | The Pinterested Parent
  23. My Father: The Provider | K beezy is viral
  24. Daily Prompt: Number One | One Starving Activist
  25. She’s my baby | Journey to Wholeness
  26. Tis You & Only You Girl | The Temenos Journal
  27. Daily Prompt: My Number One « Mama Bear Musings
  28. Bestie. | classically dysfunctional
  29. Cherish | Destino
  30. A Tribute To Mike McMichaels Michaelson | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  31. Daily Prompt: My Number One « cognitive reflection
  32. Daily Prompt: My Number One | Wordz on a Page
  33. My Family – Smart Stunning Searching
  34. frank | charlottesville winter
  35. DAILY PROMPT: MY NUMBER ONE – IN PICTURES | SERENDIPITY
  36. My Precious Ones | Flowers and Breezes
  37. Cherish | Active Army Wife
  38. My Number One | Nothing Worth Having Ever Comes Easy
  39. My Family Makes me #1 | Dreams to Reality !
  40. An Open Letter To ‘Him’ | Shadows Of The Divine
  41. My Number One | The Nameless One
  42. The man I love | wuthering bites
  43. 5-Star Book: CHEF TELL The Biography of America’s Pioneer TV Showman Chef | INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR
  44. Most Important Person in My Life? | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  45. Today’s Daily Prompt: Who Ranks Number One? | Not The Sword But The Pen
  46. Home is Where the Heart Is | Wiley’s Wisdom
  47. My Number One | Just for Fun Drawings

The Daily Rescue

Tell us about the time you rescued someone else (person or animal) from a dangerous situation. What happened? How did you prevail?

I wish I had stories of bravery to tell here where I threw myself in front of a speeding car to rescue a toddler stranded on the road or I pulled the dog out of the river to return it to its owner, but sorry I don’t have anything. Not that I wouldn’t put myself in danger to bring my child out of it, but thankfully nothing like that has ever happened.

As a mother I’m always rescuing my 4 year old from situations which he thinks are quite serious. “Help me, Mama, please help me!” cries the little guy trying to fix his broken toy. I come over and with expert maneuvers put his toy back together. “Mama, make me OK” he sobs when he gets hurt usually doing something naughty. I rub his hand and kiss it and make the pain go away. No repairman or doctor could do what I can do.

So what makes me such an expert? In my son’s mind Mama can fix any broken toy and mend any little hurt he gets. That’s what mothers are for.

I like my role as a rescuer. It makes me feel important and special.

And so it makes me sad to think that the older he gets and the more sophisticated his toys get it will be more difficult for me to fix them. And he’ll soon be old enough not to cry when he gets hurt and learn that eventually with time his wounds will heal by themselves. Will he stop needing me to rescue him?

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Daily Prompt: Daring Do

  1. The Train On The Tracks | The Jittery Goat
  2. Minor irritations | Chittle Chattle
  3. Daring Do | Geek Ergo Sum
  4. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Under the Monkey Tree
  5. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Diary of Dennis
  6. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | kimmiecode 🙂
  7. El Hombre Viril: The Abridged Epic of Julio and the Sun God | Finale to an Entrance
  8. Saving an abused child | alienorajt
  9. An 8 month old called Lili | The Number FiftyTwo
  10. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Basically Beyond Basic
  11. bold | yi-ching lin photography
  12. Saved the Giddy Goat | Underneath her little mind
  13. Daring Do At Your Rescue | Kansa Muse
  14. When I Was Supermom | mycookinglifebypatty
  15. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  16. …is beautiful | peacefulblessedstar
  17. A Failed Rescue | Flowers and Breezes
  18. Daring Do | nanopod: hybrid studio
  19. Your Journey Is Your Own | The Nameless One
  20. Rescued | Life is great
  21. My Rescue! | Haiku By Ku
  22. DAILY PROMPT: PUTTING OUT THE FIRE | SERENDIPITY
  23. Simon Rescued Himself
  24. Bold | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  25. ted corbitt and i | fragments of life
  26. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | My Extraordinary Everyday Life
  27. Top O’ The World Ma (Daily Prompt: Daring Do – Bold) | PCH Traveler
  28. I think the stars are a little out of alignment | Rob’s Surf Report
  29. BOLD | Active Army Wife
  30. DP Challenge: In the End…He is Still an Animal « Morning Pages
  31. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | My Atheist Blog
  32. When I Found Her, She Was Not There…(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  33. The Pistol | johnny ojanpera
  34. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | soulfoodwords
  35. Bold (how I saved my soul) | Stories from aside
  36. Moving On From the Negative: Daily Prompts | Scorched Ice
  37. Daily Prompt: Heroine | One Starving Activist
  38. Daily Prompt Challenge: I Dared To Help A Friend In Recovery Crisis | *Recovery Ramblins Blog Of ~ Author Catherine Lyon*
  39. Up, Up and Away! | meanderedwanderings
  40. My Role of Rescuer – To My Drama-Addicted Family
  41. derring-done | sarahscapes
  42. Zakc Head
  43. TO SAVE THE WORLD | hastywords
  44. Daily Prompt: Daring Do: Hello? | UP! With Jesus
  45. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Lost Bulldog! 😦 | House of Farts
  46. The Pass – a short story. | Kate Murray
  47. Dare To Save Your Life | Emotional Fitness
  48. Rescue Me | Wiley’s Wisdom
  49. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | GG’s World
  50. A Fire In Five Minutes | polymathically
  51. DP: The little guy. | Simple Heart Girl
  52. The Forgotten Rescue Of One Lucky Dog! | The Political and Social Chaos Blog
  53. Daring Do | Maine Forest Cafe
  54. Close Call « Love~K
  55. Rescuing Kerouac | The Silver Leaf Journal
  56. The Daily: Daring Do | Patty Ryan Lee
  57. Bold Silence | The Artistic Nobody
  58. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | The Blogging Path

My love, my son

My love, My son

Your twinkly eyes, your laughter,

Naughtiness, and kisses after.

Jumping all day left and right,

Sleeping so peacefully at night.

Coming to me to fix your toys,

Going to your dad just to be boys.

Talking nonstop, telling a story,

Making friends with girls so pretty.

Coming to me to wipe your tears,

When you fall down on the stairs.

Waking up from some bad dreams,

To sleep back next to me it seems.

You’ve made my life so complete,

So very complicated, yet so sweet.

I could never imagine being apart,

I love you with my soul, my heart.

Daily Prompt: Love to Love You

  1. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Love to Love You
  2. Mother-Daughter Love. | ayimas
  3. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Under the Monkey Tree
  4. Love | The Ambitious Drifter
  5. Love to Love You (Me) | Fruit Salad
  6. The things that I seek | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  7. A Visit To The Psychologist | The Jittery Goat
  8. RiRi’s Lure | Pretty Pleasures
  9. WordPress Daily Prompt | Donna H.
  10. Re-homed dog abandons bear | We Live In A Flat
  11. Growing Together | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  12. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You ~ NaBloPoMo ~ #15 « Mama Bear Musings
  13. Lazy love | shame
  14. Walking in my husband’s worn out work boots. | W.T.F.
  15. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  16. Daily Prompt ~ Raising Autism | Misifusa’s Blog
  17. Mon And Son Baa Resting in the Shade | Kansa Muse
  18. Led | hatter’s lattitude
  19. Love to love you | xuyeens
  20. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Awl and Scribe
  21. Acting Silly / Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Communication For Development
  22. Daily Prompt: Love-For You | Finicky Philly
  23. Yin & Yang; Macedonia | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  24. Love is in the air | Processing the life
  25. Love more. Try harder. | Procurrent
  26. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Moments Thru Lens
  27. I Love to Write! | Haiku By Ku
  28. Myself | Flowers and Breezes
  29. Keyboard Romance | tjbarkerseattle
  30. Love to Love…Me. | Finale to an Entrance
  31. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  32. daily prompt: love | hereisandrea
  33. Daily Prompt: Love | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  34. Daily prompt: Love | Words ‘n Pics
  35. No Love Lost Here | Just Visiting This Planet
  36. Life’s Rollercoaster- LOVE | Write Through Life
  37. From My Heart | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  38. Playing GOD | crookedeyebrows
  39. It’s My Heart You’re Dealing With | a former clarity
  40. It’s a Good Day to Hum a Lovesong…..(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations