I originally wrote the following in response to my dear Ela’s weekly 100 Word photo prompt “PLAY” challenge. I then decided I liked it enough to share with you here as well.
Please take some time to visit her site, where you will find intellect, soul, wit, and playful word-weaving that becomes even more impressive when you realize that English is her second (or maybe even third or fourth – the girl is insanely intelligent) language. As always, I hope you enjoy.
Why are you shouting so loud daddy?
Mommy’s not deaf, she can hear you, daddy.
Why do you yell at her so, daddy?
Why don’t you stop, and maybe rest awhile daddy?
She didn’t mean what she said daddy.
I’m sure she never wanted to hurt you daddy.
I KNOW she didn’t mean it, daddy, I just do.
I’m sure she still loves you best daddy.
I’m sure she’s only “kissing friends” with him, daddy.
I’m sure she will want you back, one day daddy.
Where are you going daddy?
Can I come too, daddy?
Can I daddy?
Now to be fair, today’s song did NOT come to mind until well after I had written these 100 words. That being said, I will STIIL be willing to shamelessly make use of it here and now…