Saturday Centus Week 87 – Prompt: Resolution! Schmezolution! – in 102 words – “The Promise”

01 Jan

“Daddy, what’s a New Year revolution?”

Daddy smiled, “Resolution not revolution.  It’s where people make promises to themselves to do things to make their life better.”

“Do they keep their promises?”

Daddy smiled, “Some do but many don’t.”

“They break their promise? That’s naughty. I’ll make a New Year’s resolution that I’m going to keep.”

“What is that?” he asked expecting something simple.

“I promise to always love you and mummy even when you have to tell me I’ve done something bad.”

Daddy smiled, “Resolution! Schmezolution! Mummy and I will always love you even if you’ve been naughty.”

“Forever, daddy?”

“…and ever.”

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Posted by on January 1, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


15 responses to “Saturday Centus Week 87 – Prompt: Resolution! Schmezolution! – in 102 words – “The Promise”

  1. Judie McEwen

    January 2, 2012 at 02:50

    Ross, how sweet! I have told my kids, “I will always love you, even when I don’t love some of the things you do, or the bad decisions you make.”

    • Ross Mannell

      January 2, 2012 at 07:28

      Thanks for the comment.

      Unconditional love… We always love them but it doesn’t mean we have to agree with what they say or do. 🙂

  2. anita

    January 2, 2012 at 12:19

    Loved this. Oh, if we only practiced this every day! Happy New Year!

    • Ross Mannell

      January 2, 2012 at 20:33

      Thanks for the comment.

      Love helps children to grow. 🙂

  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    January 2, 2012 at 20:03

    Aw, that’s sweet! Happy New Year:@)

    • Ross Mannell

      January 2, 2012 at 20:34

      Thanks for the comment.

      Liked the idea of reminding myself what’s really important. 🙂

  4. Anna of Annas Adornments

    January 2, 2012 at 20:19

    Amen to that,Ross!

    Happy New Year from

    Anna’s SC Week 87

    • Ross Mannell

      January 2, 2012 at 21:06

      Thanks for the comment.

      Unconditional love is an important part of child rearing. 🙂

  5. Gems

    January 3, 2012 at 06:01

    Just so sweet! It’s so important that kids know we love them even when we have to tell them off!

    • Ross Mannell

      January 9, 2012 at 21:36

      Thanks for the comment.

      Good parenting and teaching involves making certain children know you care even when you don’t agree with something they do.

  6. Karen S.

    January 4, 2012 at 09:14

    Oh that’s just the way love should be…this is perfect! I love that saying, I love you followed by , always have and always will!

    • Ross Mannell

      January 9, 2012 at 21:38

      Thanks for the comment.

      The ending was meant to reinforce the need for unconditional love of children. 🙂

  7. chandler

    January 7, 2012 at 00:29

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I like this post it is very funny. I hope you keep writing posts that are good like this one.

    • Ross Mannell

      January 9, 2012 at 21:39

      Thanks for the comment, Chandler.

      Writing stories can be fun. While I don’t have much time to write longer stories, I always try to find time for these short stories. 🙂

  8. Jenny Matlock

    January 19, 2012 at 02:28

    Ross, there’s something about the way you capture conversation between parents and children that always touches a true spot in my heart.

    This being just another example of that wondrous writing skill you possess.

    Sending you warm wishes for a 2012 filled with more creativity and the joy and beauty of possibilities.

    Hugs from Arizona.


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