#100WCGU – Wk62 – Prompt: …it can’t be that time… – 105 words – “Tropical”

17 Oct

A warming breeze blew across the cresting waves. Sand caressed my feet. I strolled carefree along a tropical beach. Not a care in the world came to mind. I was at peace.

My world started shaking.

It can’t be that time,” I thought.

I heard a sound, “Daddy, I’m hungry. Bubba needs a change.”

The tropical beach lost, I opened my eyes and was greeted by my five year old daughter’s face, “Morning, sweetheart.  Did you sleep well?”

She smiled, “I dreamt I was a princess.”

“Then daddy will get his princess her breakfast and change bubba.”

The tropical beach will be there next time.

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10 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk62 – Prompt: …it can’t be that time… – 105 words – “Tropical”

  1. Paul

    October 18, 2012 at 02:59

    Dang kids. Always interrupting at the most inopportune of times. I was waiting for the blond in the white string bikini to make her appearance. Just 5 more minutes? Princess can practice changing Bubba’s diaper. That’s the problem with kids nowadays. No sense of responsibilty. Princess should be bringing you breakfast in bed!

    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:23

      Thanks for the comment and my apologies for the late reply.

      🙂 Now there is a dream state where princess takes on the responsibility and allows her parents to sleep.

  2. Delft

    October 18, 2012 at 18:37

    I like the shaking world. Is someone crawling onto the bed?

    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:24

      Thanks for the comment.

      Some children like to wriggle in between their parents. It can work better than an alarm clock. 🙂

  3. Midlife Singlemum

    October 19, 2012 at 04:28

    Why are dreams always interrupted? Why can’t they wake us up just after a good dream has finished?

    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:25

      Thanks for the comment.

      It can seem little children seem to know the best time to disturb their parents. 🙂

  4. Susan Mann

    October 19, 2012 at 19:25

    Love it, a great way to start the day. x

    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:26

      Thanks for the comment.

      Despite the disturbance, children can enrich our lives even if they sometimes wake us from a pleasant dream. 🙂

  5. Judee

    October 20, 2012 at 17:24

    What a lovely picture you paint here, both the dream and the reality. Sweet life!

    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:26

      Thanks for the comment.

      At least dreams can have a PAUSE button even if real life can’t. 🙂


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