Joining up with Lisa Jo for another 5 Minute Friday...
"...set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on
Some days I have this fleeting...
but only fleeting...
I wish everything could stay just as it is this moment.
But then the moment flees away...
You'd remain your just shy of four
fiesty, onery, cheeky
You'd continue to argue with me about everything I say:
"A says 'a' as in Adam..."
which I expect you to repeat.
"Not all the time," you say... " 'Cause his name is A,"
You retort with sparkle in eye
and smile dimpled cheek.
Sasha, Achilles, Hera and Napolean...
our cats crazy for your cuddles
while traumatized by your incessant attention...
Your anger erupts when they let you know that - yet you refuse to change.
Then there's how Thing 2... the little boy goat...
Who really isn't so little anymore,
- in fact, he's about to become a papa -
you two butt heads,
every single day.
He's big enough, bigger than you
so he's most always the victor.
You still keep on keeping on,
picking a fight you should know by now you won't win
but no one else can tell you so.
Neighbors are entertained and laugh at your spunk
as do your siblings.
Scampering up and down trees, monkey-imp
with bright blue eyes
and that smile that says you're up to
I love these moments!
And I don't think I want them to change.
But I don't really want them to remain, either.
That would trap you here...
Feisty adorableness -
ornery obstinance -
annoying arrogance -
captivating confidence -
How could I confine you to stay now, in this moment?
For you are dreaming of the future...
an amazing woman-to-be...
I can't wait to meet you,
to know you,