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#100WCGU – Wk67 – Prompt: …I really tried not to laugh… – 106 words – “Mandy and the Problem”

21 Nov

Mandy, five, was a lively child but, as I looked out into the yard, I saw her suddenly jump up, prancing about the yard squealing. I was about to check what had happened when she suddenly stopped, looked at her brother and said something I couldn’t quite hear.

Tim, three, came running in, “Daddy, Mandy said I had a big pooh bum!”

Mandy, came in, “I did not! He put a cockroach down my back. I said he had a big problem.”

I really tried not to laugh, “Tim, it was wrong to put a cockroach down your sister’s back. Mandy didn’t call you a name.”

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8 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk67 – Prompt: …I really tried not to laugh… – 106 words – “Mandy and the Problem”

  1. annahalford (@anhalf)

    November 22, 2012 at 06:04

    Eurgh…he was lucky she was so polite ! Perfect capture of child-speak.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      November 25, 2012 at 16:40

      Thanks for the comment.

      I had the idea for the story before I had the word to confuse. 🙂

       
  2. brudberg

    November 23, 2012 at 22:32

    I am happy Mandy didn’t go from problem to problem solving.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      November 25, 2012 at 16:41

      Thanks for the comment.

      Seems they both fell back on the fail safe of telling a parent. 🙂

       
  3. Susan Mann

    November 24, 2012 at 02:40

    Great take on the prompt and you captured it perfectly x

     
    • Ross Mannell

      November 25, 2012 at 16:42

      Thanks for the comment.

      When, early in my career, I was teaching four and five year old students, it was often fascinating when they tried to explain the world using their limited vocabulary.

       
  4. Delft

    November 24, 2012 at 19:58

    I like poo-bum. I can think of a few people who have one 🙂

     
    • Ross Mannell

      November 25, 2012 at 16:45

      Thanks for the comment.

      I took the slightly lighter form of pooh-bum thinking a small child my think of Winnie-the-Pooh but I know what most children and adults would read into it. 🙂

       

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