Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

My son was being naughty while playing with his box of sand and construction toys so we told him we would put away his box if he continued. He quietly got a marker and wrote his name down on the box as if to tell us “It’s MY box!” Even though the ‘N’ was upside down this is the first time I saw him write down his name. He also with one stroke of a pen (marker) was able to tell us who’s really the boss around our house!20140104_101719_1
Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

The Pakistan Monument was completed at the end of 2006 and inaugurated on the National Day of Pakistan on March 23rd, 2007. It’s about 20 minutes drive from my home in Islamabad where I used to pass it by without bothering to visit for nearly 4 years until I left my home city to live in Dubai. Last week I was there for the spring holidays with my son and finally went to see it.

The four main petals of the monument represent the four provinces, while the three smaller petals represent the three territories. The inner walls of the petals are decorated with murals depicting the history and culture of Pakistan. The monument is located at the west viewpoint of the Shakarparian Hills, and is spread over a total area of 2.8 hectares. The high location makes the monument visible from all over the capital city of Islamabad.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

Threshold: That moment when in a flash you see yourself driving a BMW in the future.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | nancy merrill photography
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | never enough
  5. Threshold (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Stephen Chapman
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threshold | J.D. Kittles Photography
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Threshold of Spring | Rene Yoshi Photography
  9. The Dog Kiss Threshold! | MUSINGS | WANGSGARD
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Ese’ s Voice
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Photo Rambles
  12. Sunrise in Old Havana’s Plaza de la Catedral | Thirdeyemom
  13. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold of Flowers
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | MyBlog – solaner
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  17. Memories Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  18. Weekly photo Challenge – Threshold | myjourneyeveryday
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Treshold to the Darkness | Journeyman
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Treshold to the Light | Journeyman
  21. Misty Dawn in Avebury | Jaspa’s Journal
  22. Getting ready to pounce | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  23. One Step at a Time | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | So where’s the snow?
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections / Street Life / Threshold | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Words4jp’s Blog
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Thresholds | This, that and the other thing
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Bob’s Blog-O-Rama
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold of a New Adventure | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Cee’s Photography
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Wind Against Current
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | derwentvalleyphotography
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Hope* the happy hugger
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Finding Life
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Treshold | Lost in Translation
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | 2812 photography
  38. of gravity-defying stunts | Anawnimiss
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | SIM | ANTICS
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (I) | Eye Candy Visionz
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threshold « LargeSelf
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | The Land Slide Photography
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Threshold of Spectacular | my cyber house rules
  44. WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Russels Lof
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (Bittersweet Lodge) | f-stop fantasy
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | This is who I am…
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Amanda Renee
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Pictures for Froghopper
  50. Unthought Known… | Steve Says…
  51. Threshold | Queenie
  52. Threshold: Moment before the flight | Kaleidoscope
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Ana Linden
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Cari Aiken Art
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Diary of Dennis
  56. Friday Floral – Weekly Challenge: Threshold | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | LenzExperiments
  58. Dog Asleep in a Window | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Blog is where the Home is
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Schelley Cassidy Photography | What Is It?!?
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | [ Pictures People Listen To ]
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | All Seeing Me
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Cardinal Guzman
  64. Threshhold – WP Weekly Photo | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  65. Weely Photo Challenge: Threshold | Photographs by James Collett
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | The World Is a Book…
  67. Weekly Travel Theme: Misty & Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | WordsVisual
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threshold – Down to the gardens |
  69. The Daily Post: Threshold | decocraftsdigicrafts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

When I visited San Francisco with my husband many years ago, I had the chance to photograph Lombard Street; its 8 sharp turns have made it known as the crookedest street in the world. We walked up the street as cars zigzagged by and we wondered how difficult it must be for someone who would have to commute by here daily. Apparently it was designed this way to negotiate the steep incline of the hill.

San Franscisco - Lombard Street V (2004.05.20)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Journeyman
  2. Street Band | On the Streets of San Francisco
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life- Jakarta | Journeyman
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Flickr Comments
  5. Weekly photo Challenge: Street life- Jakarta, Indonesia | Journeyman
  6. Street Photography: To Do, or Not? |
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Ambitious Drifter
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life- Singapore | Journeyman
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge- Disabilities (YOU SHOULD BE GRATEFUL) | Journeyman
  10. Weekly photo Challenge: Demonstration after the stock market crash | Journeyman
  11. Weekly Photography Challenge: Street Life « Minute Moments
  12. Street Life (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Stephen Chapman
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (Ich bin du) | never enough
  15. “The circle of life…” | ilargia64
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | MyBlog – solaner
  17. WPC: Street Life | blueberriejournal
  18. Weekly Photo challenge – Street Life – Blowing the cob webs with a little stroll. |
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | MixerUpper.com
  21. Frozen Romances Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  22. Street Life – WPC | Books Music Photography & Movies
  23. roastbeefandrakija
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life | roastbeefandrakija
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life | So where’s the snow?
  27. Weekly Travel Theme: Street Life | Travel Monkey
  28. Beautiful and Disturbing | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life in Hanoi | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Wind Against Current
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Moersalins and his world
  33. Boats, Trains and Automobiles | Amanda Renee
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  35. Unfamiliar Territory | Musings | WANGSGARD
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Words4jp’s Blog
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Emilia Brasier Photography
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Oh, the Places We See . . .
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Silver in the Barn
  40. street-life #photo-challenge #poetry | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Awl and Scribe
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Snap and Chomp
  43. Weekly photo challenge: Street Life | Aceh Traveller
  44. WPC: Streetlife in Colonial Williamsburg | Forest Garden
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life, Take Two | Wind Against Current
  46. Photoworld 28-3-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  47. All lights on | Weekly Photo Challenge | Ivy_Mosquito | Love is free
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Ese’ s Voice
  49. Street Life – WP Weekly Photo | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Hope* the happy hugger
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | stenoodie
  52. Street Life | de Wets Wild
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Cari Aiken Art
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | TechPersonified
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Lost in Translation
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Sébastien Grobelny – Photography
  57. Street life in France | Draw a photo
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge – Street Life « LargeSelf
  60. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: STREET LIFE | Francine In Retirement
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Bark Time = everything and nothing
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Lucid Gypsy
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Schelley Cassidy Photography
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Chronicles of Illusions
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Human Rights Warrior
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | A Well Seasoned Life
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Pat and Al’s Adventure Continues…
  68. These Streets | feelosophical
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | 2far2shout
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Blog is where the Home is
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Eye Candy Visionz
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | ms. diplomacy
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (part 2) | Eye Candy Visionz
  75. France and the simplicity of life | Scent of Rina
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge -Street Life | Joe’s Musings
  77. Where The Streets Don’t Just Have A Name, They Have A Story… | Steve Says…
  78. Trafikerat | FOTO PROSA & CRAZY ART
  79. Weekly Challenge – Street Life | The Nomad Fashionista.
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life on Ometepe Island | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | At least we made it this far…
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Matt von P
  83. weekly photo challenge: street life | Del’s other stuff…
  84. Street life | Le Drake Noir

Hanging Sleepers

I’m the kind of sleeper who even manages to sleep when hanging from one edge of the bed because her 4-year old decided to claim the bed in the middle of the night.

These days I’m sleeping late because I’m working on some freelance writing and I have a project to complete. Once I’m in bed I drop off to sleep quickly, but I’m a light sleeper generally. Sometimes I’m really tired and I don’t even notice when the little fellow slips into my bed but at other times I wake up when he comes. It’s a very funny sight to watch since he’s half asleep and literally drops into my bed.

I know I should actually be putting him back in his bed when he does that but instead I just kiss him and go back to sleep. It’s amazing how little space I need to sleep and how much the little rascal needs. The best position to sleep in when you’re confined in space is on your back with your arms folded behind your head. That is a strange position to sleep in but I’ve got to optimize my space.


I usually wake up before the alarm rings on school days and at the same time on weekends as well. My son has the same sleeping and waking routine on school days and holidays. I remember the time when before I was married I used to get up late on holidays. I remember, but just barely.

Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman

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  5. Calling on Morpheus | MC’s Whispers
  6. Exit Light, Enter Night | Knowledge Addiction
  7. Sleep | Kate Murray
  8. Daily Prompt: Mr Sandman | Purplesus’ Blog
  9. The Daily Prompt and A Short Story; The Community Organizer Vs. The Community | The Jittery Goat
  10. Early to Bed | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  11. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  12. Post of the day: Mr Sandman | Love your dog
  13. DP Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman: | Sabethville
  14. Daily Prompt: “Mr. Sandman” | The Mind of Profex
  15. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  16. Late Night Realizations | Moxie In The Making
  17. I guess that buzz is why The Morning Person Types are happy | thoughtsofrkh
  18. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman- Facts About The “Right” Way To Sleep | Journeyman
  19. Bed Time | wisskko’s blog
  20. Daily Prompt: Mr Sandman | imagination
  21. Sleepin’ on Submarines | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  22. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | That Montreal Girl
  23. (Not) The Princess and the Pea: Finding Sleep in Strange Beds | Kosher Adobo
  24. My sleep routine | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  25. o I can’t sleep at night but just the same | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  26. I no longer fear the shadows on my wall as I lay me down to sleep « psychologistmimi
  27. Netflix – Readers Of The Modern Day Bedtime Stories… | Steve Says…
  28. Suicide no. 37: When Light Exits | derekalanwilkinson
  29. Dangerous Sleeper | Writing and Works
  30. Quiet, I’m Sleeping! | Musings | WANGSGARD
  31. Bring Me A Dream | Flowers and Breezes
  32. Sweat Dreams | B.Kaotic
  33. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman « Blissful Pages
  34. Sleeping Beauty… | Life Confusions
  35. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  36. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman – NaBloPoMo – BlogHer « Mama Bear Musings
  37. Sleep Like a Baby! | Sathya’s Sprinkles
  38. Enter Sandman | Awake & Dreaming
  39. Mr Sandman comes to Kew | Travel with Intent
  40. DP: Mr Sandman – The Terror of the Mirror | aliabbasali
  41. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  42. Dreaming of a New Dawn | LenzExperiments
  43. Never Enough Sleep | Young and Broke
  44. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | Diary of Dennis
  45. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | Raspberry’s Daydreams
  46. Mr Sandman the Ostrich – WP prompt | CuriositytotheMAX
  47. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | My life in a nutshell
  48. To Sleep, Perchance To Dream- The Daily Prompt | A Day In The Life
  49. Say nighty-night and kiss me | La chica de la burbuja
  50. Get over here Mr. Sandman | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  51. The Insight of a young soul
  52. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | A Mixed Bag
  53. Mr Sandman | The Land Slide Photography
  54. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | Ramblings of a Midwest 20-Something
  55. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | My Atheist Blog
  56. Daily Prompt: Mr Sandman (with apologies to Pat Ballard, and The Chordettes) | until the inkwell dries
  57. Sleep come my way | Emovere

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

I’ve often talked about the lake near my house where I take my afternoon and evening walks. As I walk around this man made lake, I reflect on the day’s happenings, about my son and his future and generally about life. It’s a nice way for me to clear my head and I always go home refreshed and more hopeful. For this challenge I am posting photos of this lake that I have taken at different times during my stay in Dubai.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Ese’ s Voice
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Ese’ s Voice
  3. Life’s Ups and Downs Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | MyBlog – solaner
  5. Reflections – Waterfall Canyon in Ogden
  6. Reflections – ROBIN’S REAL LIFE
  7. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection | Untold Contemplation
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | So where’s the snow?
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | The Ambitious Drifter
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Flickr Comments
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Kosher Adobo
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections of Windows in Windows | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTION | Duniya Ku
  15. Reflections… | Words ‘n Pics…
  16. Reflections: Weekly Photo Challenge | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  17. Photoworld 21-3-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Olivia May Photography
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections | Sébastien Grobelny – Photography
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection | Lost in Translation
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Hope* the happy hugger
  24. Kaleidoscope | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | This, that and the other thing
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections | Heather’s Photography
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Rooktopia
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | alifemoment
  29. Reflecting On Someone Else Reflecting On Something Else… | Steve Says…
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTIONS | Pictures From Her Window
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | roastbeefandrakija
  32. I their eyes… | Crap I Blog About
  33. “…And she came back alone…” | ilargia64
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | MARGARET ROSE STRINGER
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Travel Monkey
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | autopict
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Emilia Brasier Photography
  38. One Step From A New World | Required Writing
  39. While traveling up in the air, staring down the fear in the window cloud reflection « psychologistmimi
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | A Hedonistic Wander
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | derwentvalleyphotography
  42. A Reflection From My Past … | So Not Simple
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Stephen Chapman
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge Reflections on a Sunset | Light Words
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | 2812 photography
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Foto Challenge
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections | Chittle Chattle
  48. WordPress Photo Challenge – Reflections of a cactus, black oak and well cover | Lola Jane’s World
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | nowathome
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | My Tropical Home
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Wind Against Current
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Kaleidoscope
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Jubilee Journey
  54. Divine Reflection | Leonas Lines–Poetry Plus
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Geophilia Photography
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | castelsarrasin
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Leona J. Atkinson-Inspirational Writer
  58. Reflecting on Maine | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  60. Negril Sunset | Jaspa’s Journal
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections | Just Snaps
  62. Reflection // Balboa Park {Photo Challenge} | Clicky Chick Creates
  63. Reflections around the world | Thirdeyemom
  64. The Broadwater | Day One
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  66. Reflection | de Wets Wild
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: reflections | paintedwords
  68. weekly Photo Challenge | Reflection and Perspective Mashup | IvyMosquito
  69. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Milka Pejovic
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Eliza Waters
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Pa-BLAM!
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Thrifty Finn
  73. Reflections – Weekly Photo | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections – Thoughts from Finchley
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections « The Neophyte Photographer
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Cee’s Photography
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Elämän katupeili
  78. Reflection of My Photography | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  79. Garden Ballet | Beyond the Brush
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Lucid Gypsy
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | ArtKorppi
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | marthalisek
  83. Inscope Archway | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  84. Take 2 on Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Travel Monkey
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | nancy merrill photography
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | The Big Bike Boom
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections, Or: Reflecting In Phuket | Polymathically
  88. Kaleidoscopic St Paul’s | Travel with Intent
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Life of a Minister Mom
  90. Reflections- Weekly Photo Challenge | The Rider
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections ~ All is Not What it Seems | In Da Campo
  93. Reflections – 2013 | The Urge To Wander
  94. WPC – Reflections | FOTO PROSA & CRAZY ART
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Shoot ‘N Go
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Lipgloss and a Backpack
  97. weekly photo challenge: reflections « wise monkeys abroad
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (Puddles on the Ridgeway) | andyarticles
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection | Russels Lof
  100. Light is a reflection | Le Drake Noir
  101. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | ms. diplomacy
  102. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | belgradestreets
  103. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | colderweather
  104. Reflections | alien shores
  105. Reflect In Me #photography #poetry | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  106. Weekly Photo Challenge: Refelction | ahecticlife
  107. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | The other pictures.
  108. Venetian reflection | An Enchanted Eye
  109. :: WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  110. Reflections | What Challenge
  111. Glasses | Monochrome
  112. Weekly Photo Challenge; Reflections | Day One
  113. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | genieve celada photography
  114. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | OH, THE THINGS WE SHALL SEE ~ Photo companion blog to TheSanctuaryofMyHeart.com
  115. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | What’s (in) the picture?
  116. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections « Leya
  117. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | imagination
  118. Reflections | Photos by Emilio
  119. Vermont Reflections | 365 Days of Thank You
  120. 3-21-14 egnellahC otohP ylkeeW: Reflections | The Quotidian Hudson
  121. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Edge of the Forest
  122. Reflected Bee | Mary J Melange
  123. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | VernetteOutLoud
  124. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | six degrees photography
  125. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Journeyman
  126. WPC: Reflections | Books Music Photography & Movies
  127. Another Brock Story. Reflections of the Past. « Restawyle
  128. Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections / Pantulan / Reflejo | bambangpriantono
  129. The hallway. | thoughtsofrkh
  130. Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections | buntscheck
  131. Ahwiyah – Quiet Water | TRAVEL WORDS
  132. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Witrian’s Photofolio
  133. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections on a Rainy Day | @ The West Gate
  134. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection Frothy. | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  135. Look On My Works, Ye Mighty | Writing Between the Lines
  136. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | kriztyne
  137. Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections | Rindrianie’s Blog
  138. Reflections | Stuff and Nonsense
  139. weekly photo challenge reflections | photo roberts blog
  140. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Aceh Traveller
  141. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection | Chronicles of Illusions
  142. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (Meditation around the World) | Travel-Stained
  143. Reflections: Weekly Photo Challenge | Destino
  144. When your mind is still, everything becomes Clear!
  145. Weekly photo challenge : Reflection | La chica de la burbuja
  146. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Memory Catcher
  147. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | JGTravels
  148. Weekly Photo Challenge: [some] Reflections | ISENGRAPHER™
  149. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  150. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Michelle’s Life Experiments
  151. reflections along the way | memoirs of an unremarkable man
  152. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections Part 1 of 3 | The Latest Word
  153. Reflections on Water…………(WP weekly photo challenge) | Daily Observations
  154. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections Part 2 of 3 | The Latest Word
  155. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections Part 3 of 3 | The Latest Word
  156. Reflections | Inks and Scribbles
  157. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Arl’s World
  158. Reflections On Little Things | Overcoming Bloglessness
  159. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | NUMBER THE STARS
  160. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection | Living in the Moment
  161. Reflecting on Weeds | Thinking Through My Lens
  162. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Zain’s Pix & Text
  163. 199. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Sofie’s Diary
  164. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | f-stop fantasy
  165. What Will They See? | Lillie-Put
  166. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  167. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | stenoodie
  168. REFLECTION three ways | Ellen Gregory
  169. That Long Ago Twilight | When the Door Closes
  170. Daily Post – Reflection | Something to Ponder About
  171. Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections Echoes of Me | Isadora Art and Photography
  172. WP Photo Challenge 3/21/2014: Reflections | CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS
  173. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections.
  174. Reflections | Drops of Ink
  175. Reflections // Little Girls {Photo Challenge} | Clicky Chick Creates
  176. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Retired2Travel
  177. Port de Fécamp | Empire of Lights
  178. Mystic Reflections | Inception
  179. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | From My Horizon
  180. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | YSalma
  181. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | tagnoue
  182. Zig-Zag Reflection (Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection) | The San Francisco Scene–Seen!
  183. Late Winter Reflections | Freddy’s Photo Project
  184. Reflections « Jag gör världen vackrare
  185. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Stefano Scheda
  186. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Seif Salama Karem
  187. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | siobhanmcnamara
  188. Weekly photo challenge: Reflections | Mia Musings
  189. Reflections | Remind Your Mind
  190. Weekly photo challenge: Reflections (View of Toledo) | PRIORHOUSE blog
  191. Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinity Reflections | My Outlook on the World
  192. WPC: Reflections | blueberriejournal
  193. Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections | Retirement and beyond
  194. Weekly Photography Challenge: Reflections « Minute Moments
  195. My reflections (weekly photo challenge) | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  196. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Finale to an Entrance
  197. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | That Montreal Girl
  198. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Indira’s Blog

Linger a little

My husband and I go out for lunch and a movie every weekend. We always go in the afternoon because I don’t like leaving my son in the evening or at night. I really enjoy this time we have as a couple. The rest of the week my life is focused on my son and my schedule revolves around him.

Sometimes, at the end of the movie, when it’s time to go home I wish I could linger a little longer. Maybe just do a little window shopping. Or have some coffee. But then my guilt takes over and I’m rushing to go home. Even though I know my husband and I deserve to have some time together I still feel bad when I leave my son at home. The poor fellow never makes a fuss about it; he just wants to know if the movie we watched had any monsters in it. Sometimes if I’m feeling especially guilty and I want to reward him for something I buy him a toy before we leave for home.

Every parent knows that caring for a child is no easy task. So when you sometimes get “time off” you just want it to last a bit longer. For me, coming back home after the movie is like coming back to reality.

Daily Prompt: Linger

  1. A Night At Billy Bronco’s | The Jittery Goat
  2. Daily Prompt: Linger- What Makes a Life Worth Living For | Journeyman
  3. The Last | Kate Murray
  4. A Monday free of an alarm call is wonderful, isn’t it? | thoughtsofrkh
  5. DP Daily Prompt: Linger | Sabethville
  6. Daily Prompt: Linger | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  7. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with Some Ink and a Hammer | There Be Leprechauns
  8. Shared Lullabies: An Adult Who Wants to Stay Just a Little Bit Longer in Her Parents’ Bed | Kosher Adobo
  9. linger | yi-ching lin photography
  10. after that first bite, | y
  11. When Do I Stay Awhile? | Cass’s Useless Opinions
  12. Daily Prompt: Linger | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  13. Hardships will not deter me from getting closer to my love | Outreach
  14. My pre-game Pre-Game | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  15. Daily prompt: Linger | The Wandering Poet
  16. A Love Affair With Southern Italy | AS I PLEASE
  17. Home Sweet Home | Views Splash!
  18. Step by step | Le Drake Noir
  19. Daily Prompt: Linger | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  20. Linger Longer… | Hope* the happy hugger
  21. Never fly solo | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  22. If ever | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  23. Love for lingering, drumming | Journey of a Culture Carrier
  24. Lingering longer | Sue’s Trifles
  25. The Trouble with Lingering | Wise Woman in Training
  26. Daily Prompt: Linger « cognitive reflection
  27. I see stars | littlegirlstory
  28. Linger At The Beach | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  29. Lingering, all day today | sixty, single and surviving
  30. Linger | forgottenmeadows
  31. Not Wanting this Moment to End. Daily Prompt | Angela McCauley
  32. Linger | The Library Lady and Rosie Bear
  33. Lingering Sun | The Ambitious Drifter
  34. Joyful linger over Versatile Award | litadoolan
  35. 279. Don’t Let it End | Barely Right of Center
  36. Until Next Time | Lifestyle | WANGSGARD
  37. Lingering in the Garden of Dreams | Wright Outta Nowhere
  38. Lingering in wanderlust. | charli:blog
  39. Linger On Me Finger
  40. Linger…….. | Because It Calms My Nerves:
  41. Lingering on the Sand. | Asta’s Space
  42. [M.M.X.I.V. 76] All good things… | Never A Worry
  43. i still linger…. | from dusk to dawn….
  44. Linger On My Dear Monday | B.Kaotic
  45. The Child In Me | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  46. Linger: Le Parc Paris (Daily Prompt) | bemuzin
  48. Frozen In Time | Knowledge Addiction
  49. Don’t Stop The Music | jigokucho
  50. Will It Last? | Flowers and Breezes
  51. Daily Prompt: Linger | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Sweet cravings

I’m so sick of eating my son’s favorite chocolate cake (that we have to bake every week) that I’ve been craving for some traditional sweets. The syrupy, melt-in-the mouth ‘gulab jamans’ that envelop you with their sweetness, the creamy milky ‘kheer’ that you can’t have enough of, the crumbling rich sweetness of ‘burfi’ and the crispy pretzel shaped ‘jalebi’ dripping with sweet syrup.

Yes that would do very well.

They need to make one of those sweet shops that sell all of the above somewhere near my house. I would be their most loyal customer, in fact if they were on Four square I would be the undisputed Mayor.

What makes it worse is that my fridge is full of chocolates and I’m still craving for sweets. You might be wondering why I don’t just open the fridge and indulge myself. That’s because chocolates are boring. They are not syrupy so your fingers get all gooey with sweetness. They don’t come in different colors (yes I know about the M&Ms but those are for babies) like the dark maroon ‘gulab jamun’, the orange ‘jalebi’, the white ‘kheer’ and the green pistachio ‘burfi’. Chocolate doesn’t have different textures and it’s always at one temperature not warm like the ‘gulab jaman’ and cold like ‘kheer’. It’s just plain boring.

(With apologies to my husband who works in a chocolate company and brings home a packet of assorted chocolates every Thursday.)

Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar On Me

  1. Salt | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  2. Birth | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  3. Not quite but almost “Limericky.” | thoughtsofrkh
  4. Addiction | Kate Murray
  5. Something To Remember & The Daily Prompt | The Jittery Goat
  6. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  7. Safest for Me | Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | likereadingontrains
  8. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me. And Salt at Another Time. | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  9. DP Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | Sabethville
  10. Pour some sugar on me: Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  11. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  12. Surprise pudding | Sue’s Trifles
  13. My Little Bag of Heaven! | B.Kaotic
  14. Balloon Card | Crazy Art
  15. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me, 15.03.14 | Markie’s Daily Blog
  16. Blue Magic Can | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  17. Innocence Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  18. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | trioldman
  19. #Making Donuts | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  20. A Greek Treat | Lifestyle | WANGSGARD
  21. Daily Prompt: Put Some Sugar On Me- Psychological Perspective of Disease | Journeyman
  22. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | Awl and Scribe
  23. Daily Prompt: Being Sweet! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  24. Pour Some Sugar on Me | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  25. Pour Some Sugar on Me | Knowledge Addiction
  26. De-constructed Bounty… | Steve Says…
  27. AB + CC = D | mamangerie
  28. Here is to my mom’s honey buns sugaring it up in the grand old sky! « psychologistmimi
  29. An Ode to Frozen Yogurt | Never Stationary
  30. In Good Company | 4 The Sensitive
  31. Sweet, Sweet Sugar | Step Into My Head
  32. Saltine Cracker Bark | The Pinterested Parent
  33. sweet thing yummy yummy | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  34. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | My Extraordinary Everyday Life
  35. Food Food Food | Life Confusions
  36. Delivered By Ferry | Exploratorius
  37. The Sweetest Taste | Finale to an Entrance
  38. Pour Some Sugar on Me | dandelionsinwind
  39. Goodbye Sugar | Under the Monkey Tree
  40. Sweet Tooth Cravings
  41. Bread, butter, salt or sugar. | Just smile, and let the whole world wonder why.
  42. Curse you, WordPress! | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  43. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar Over Me | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  45. Sweet-Cheeks/Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  46. A Mix of Chocolate and Love | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  47. life at random outlook
  48. Pour some sugar on me | life at random outlook
  49. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | Raspberry’s Daydreams
  50. 278. Sweet Sensation | Barely Right of Center
  51. Food, Glorious Food! | My Author-itis
  52. Day 74 . . . Sugar ! | Dear Blog ’14
  53. My Sweet Tooth prefers Salt… but I call my Sugar, Candy | An Upturned Soul
  54. I am a Nutcase | Flowers and Breezes
  55. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | MythRider
  56. Daily Prompt: Cinnamon | Blackbird’s Nest
  57. Soul food | FUNNY…PECULIAR
  58. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me | Basically Beyond Basic
  59. Daily Post: Pour some sugar on me | Bizzimummy’s World
  60. Angelic coconut cake… (Daily Prompt: “Pour Some Sugar On Me”) | Photo0pal Photography
  61. Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me « My journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon…and everything in between…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

My son at various ages inside a car…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | autopict
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Journeyman
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: inside | Journeyman
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Ambitious Drifter
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ese’ s Voice
  6. Inside …spring (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  7. Artlessness Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  8. Inside | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Stephen Chapman
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Hope* the happy hugger
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Flickr Comments
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | Moments In Life
  13. Photo Friday and WordPress photo challenges |
  14. Offspring within C3PO: Weekly Photo Challenge | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  15. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Milka Pejovic
  16. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Toy Fruits Sweets & Cakes
  17. Inside Blue | The Artist as Pilgrim
  18. WPC: Inside |
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside #shotwithmyphone | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Chittle Chattle
  21. Inside | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  22. Photoworld 14-3-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  24. Just Snaps
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Just Snaps
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | This, that and the other thing
  27. Putting The i In Inside… | Steve Says…
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ritva’s Art – Photography
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Inside Scoop on Corn Island | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | one hundred thousand beats per day
  31. Weekly photo challenge: Inside | Connie’s World
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Cee’s Photography
  33. Inside The Healing Pillar In Nara | The Urge To Wander
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Silver Leaf Journal
  36. Spring is here ! | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Outreach
  38. Burg Eppstein | Empire of Lights
  39. Inside the Apostle Islands Ice Caves | The Human Rights Warrior
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Point, Shoot, Blog!
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | castelsarrasin
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | بيسان
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge | Inside the Box | PonderTheIrrelevant
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Words4jp’s Blog
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | alifemoment
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Pictures of Lily | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | ILEANA PARTENIE
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside a Mexican Home | my cyber house rules
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | stenoodie
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | TinaBHH
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Lex on the go …
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside – I still have my uses |
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside « LargeSelf
  54. Venice’s Secret Garden | Jaspa’s Journal
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside / Outside | marthalisek
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Cu Chi tunnels | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Wind Against Current
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside / The Basket | The Big Bike Boom
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Pa-BLAM!
  63. Offcourse it should be a red one! | Words ‘n Pics…
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | A Maniac’s Menagerie of Motley Thoughts
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Morrighan’s Muse
  66. Leaf Inside Snow | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  67. Mario and the Frozen Temple | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Photographs by James Collett
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | lcsoup’s walk today
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: inside | Matt von P
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: inside | Russels Lof
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Joe’s Musings
  75. Inside | Beyond the Brush
  76. weekly photo challenge: inside « wise monkeys abroad
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | Lost in Translation
  78. Two Destinies | Crazy Art
  79. Inside Baseball | Love in the Spaces
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Mirth and Motivation
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The other pictures.
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Escape from Chaos
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Diary of Dennis
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Lucid Gypsy
  85. WPC: What’s For Sale Inside the Pail? (Thailand) | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | ArtKorppi
  87. A Look into Cuban José Fuster’s Fantasyland | Thirdeyemom
  88. Inside the outside | Le Drake Noir
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | six degrees photography
  91. A view from Inside | Depth of Feelings
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Picture the Pretty
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Beijing Daily Photo 2
  94. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Musings
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | What Is It?!?
  96. One Day Old Chicks Inside a Brooder | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | My name is Ellie and this is who I am.
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside « Leya
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge – Floating Inside My Mind | Isadora Art and Photography
  100. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | MAGGIE’S BLOG
  101. Inside Harmony | A Journey Called Life …
  102. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | paintedwords
  103. 3-14-14 Getting Inside The Weekly Photo Challenge | The Quotidian Hudson
  104. Weekly Photo Challenge : The Inside of Things / Bagian Dalam | bambangpriantono
  105. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | 2812 photography
  106. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Spacious Interior | puncta lucis
  107. Inside, Outside, Inside | Mary J Melange
  108. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Witrian’s Photofolio
  109. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  110. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Edge of the Forest
  111. Inside view | marsowords
  112. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE OUT | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  113. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | mommyneurotic
  114. Locked – Forever and ever!
  115. weekly photo challenge: inside | Del’s other stuff…
  116. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Geophilia Photography
  117. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Memory Catcher
  118. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  119. WPC: Inside | dadirridreaming
  120. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | Captured By Kylie Photography
  121. Hamster babies in a shoebox (Daily Prompt: Inside) | Photo0pal Photography
  122. Inside uShaka | de Wets Wild
  123. inside the light at the end of the tunnel | memoirs of an unremarkable man
  124. Photo Challenge- Inside | eat less sugar you’re sweet enough
  126. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (I’m Done With Winter) | Laughing Through Life
  127. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside a Basin | littlegirlstory
  128. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | WorldwideFriends
  129. Flying inside the lines | See Diving
  130. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | An Evolving Scientist
  131. From Inside the Boston Elevated in San Francisco (Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside) | The San Francisco Scene–Seen!
  132. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Retired2Travel
  133. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside – Boil, Boil, Toil and ……..pasta! |
  134. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  135. Logos Compilation | Crazy Art
  136. Uninvited Dinner Guest | Holoholo Girls
  137. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Shoot ‘N Go
  138. weekly photo challenge: inside | bob’s wife
  139. Inside: Who Does it Better than Cats?
  140. WPC: Inside | blueberriejournal
  141. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (Ireland under a Rainbow) | What’s (in) the picture?
  142. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Travel-Stained
  143. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | tagnoue
  144. From Within | Weekly Photo Challenge | Focal Breeze
  145. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | thereviewparent
  146. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | f-stop fantasy
  147. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Indira’s Blog
  148. Weekly Photography Challenge: Inside « Minute Moments
  149. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Life Confusions
  150. Inside | Eye of Lynx
  151. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Wright Outta Nowhere
  152. Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” – Inside the Marcipan Museum in Szentendre, Hungary | My Notebook
  153. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Bark Time = everything and nothing
  154. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (Hole in a Hedge) | What’s (in) the picture?
  155. Inside- Weekly Photo Challenge | The Rider
  156. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | girltuesday speaks
  157. Unusual Things You Find Inside a Garden | TRAVEL WORDS
  159. Eye don’t think so… | thoughtsofrkh
  160. Inside Salisbury Cathedral | Eyes to Heart
  161. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | The River Mom
  162. INSIDE an ancient bronze-age village | Ellen Gregory
  163. View from Inside | Colline’s Blog
  164. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | From My Horizon
  165. The Blog Farm | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
  166. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Mia Musings
  167. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | imagination
  168. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (the Jewelry Box) | Ana Linden
  169. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (II) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  170. Trapped inside | Thin spiral notebook
  171. Thinking Inside The Box | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  172. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Approximate Yogi
  173. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside ~ The Ocean | In Da Campo
  174. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside ~ Corridor reloaded | Aylin’s Wonderland
  175. Come peek inside.. Weekly Photo Challenge | Patchwork Ponderings
  176. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | YSalma
  177. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Today, on Earth
  178. inside | yi-ching lin photography
  179. Weekly Photo Challenge: inside | Jottings and Writings
  180. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Life Happens
  181. Puppy In a Pestel | Lillie-Put
  182. Inside Flowers – A WordPress Photo Challenge! | Life in the Foothills
  183. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Pat and Al’s Adventure Continues…
  184. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Northwest Frame of Mind
  185. What & Where — Inside? | Exploratorius
  186. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Foto Challenge
  187. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Discovering Ranch Life ~ Photography
  188. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Across the Bored
  189. Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the Ocean | SABAS LOG
  190. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | belgradestreets
  191. Inside outside | Words ‘n Pics…
  192. Looking Inside……..(wp weekly photo challenge) | Daily Observations
  193. Beauty inside (weekly photo challenge – inside) | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  194. Inside: Weekly Photo Challenge | Destino
  195. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Lipgloss and a Backpack
  196. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Momus News
  197. WPC – Inside | FOTO PROSA & CRAZY ART

How Do I Get My Son To Go To School

If you want to meet stubborn, meet my son. He’s 4 years old and once he’s made up his mind about something there’s no way he’s going to budge.

He has lately decided that he doesn’t want to go to school. I have tried every way to make him change his mind but it hasn’t worked. I have given him incentives like the promise of a prize if he goes. I have threatened him with punishments of taking away his toys, that did make him go one day but the next day he was back to usual. . I have tried to get him as bored as possible if he misses a day to show him how staying at home is not fun. He keeps following me around as he hates being on his own and loves company. But that is also difficult for me as I have started doing some freelance work and I was counting on having the mornings to myself.

Once I do manage to get him to school, he settles down quickly and doesn’t have any problems for the rest of the day. He interacts with his classmates and does all the activities as instructed. He even has his lunch well. He comes home and tells me he has had fun but the next morning he is refusing again. He doesn’t mind getting up early and we are generally not even rushed as his school is just nearby.

I have asked him many times if he has a problem in school or if someone said something to him but he hasn’t told me anything of significance. Neither has he told his teacher anything. Today I even asked his older cousin, my nephew who is a very sensible boy to talk to him and ask him if he has any problem in school. He talked to him but couldn’t ascertain any problem that he might be facing. He likes to talk a lot and if he had a problem I think he would have confided in someone. I can only come to the conclusion that he has no issues with school itself.

Yet he continues to show his stubbornness and refuse to go to school. Today his dad came along too and it took so long to get him inside that he got late going to office. I am at my wit’s end and in desperation I have decided to seek professional help. I have booked an appointment with a clinical psychologist in the hope that she might give us some good advice.

Till then I have to keep trying to get him to school because if gets into the routine of not going it will get even more difficult to make him go. I have nightmares of my only child becoming a dropout. I can only hope that when he grows up we will just be laughing about this – the time when he nearly dropped out of nursery.

Daily Prompt: Never Surrender

  1. 1930 – Rolls Royce Phantom II | The Bliss of Reality
  2. Sunlight on the plant | Crazy Art
  3. Daily Prompt: Never Surrender | Basically Beyond Basic
  4. Telenovela Style | Mila’s Misadventures
  5. Setting | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. Spiked AA 🙂 | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  7. lone deer (steadfast) | photo potpourri
  8. Reel On You ! | Life Confusions
  9. Eric’s Aria (Part 2) | The Jittery Goat
  10. DP Daily Prompt: Never Surrender | Sabethville
  11. ‘What doesn’t kill you…’ | Rima Hassan
  12. Care to Dare | Rima Hassan
  13. Never surrender | Sue’s Trifles
  14. 400 Pound Burden | Rima Hassan
  15. Stubborn is as Stubborn Does | Musings | WANGSGARD
  16. Headstrong | Active Army Wife
  17. Night at the Pier | Greg Urbano
  18. On Homophobia | AS I PLEASE
  19. of scary monsters and nice spites | Anawnimiss
  20. Daily Prompt: Never Surrender- Differentiating Between Resilience and Stubbroness | Journeyman
  21. The Trial, Not For the Weak of Faint of Heart: Part 1 | jlaneb
  22. No surrender on Mental Illness awareness/tolerance | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  23. There are just some things I like done or doing a certain way. The right way. | thoughtsofrkh
  24. Stubborn as a Mule! | meanderedwanderings
  25. Pardon me for everything I’m about to say | Attempted Human Relations and Self
  26. Welcome to the jungle | The verbal hedge
  27. Daily Prompt: Never Surrender | My Extraordinary Everyday Life
  28. How Are You Toward Health Goals, Easy Going Or Stubborn? | Because It Calms My Nerves:
  29. The Conundrum | Each Feather, A Freedom
  30. Java, Joe, Carbon Remover, Plasma | Exploratorius