Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I think.... this might be me....

This is one of the top 5 nominations from the status update story contest hosted by Goodreads last month. Basically, one was to write a story no more than 140 characters at a time and voila. This one got my vote (you'll soon see why).

I'm going to tell you a story. (07:54 AM)
A story about power... (07:56 AM)
...influence... (07:59 AM) events. (07:59 AM)
She got up in the morning (08:01 AM)
made breakfast (08:01 AM)
fed the kids (08:01 AM)
cleaned up breakfast (08:08 AM)
played tractors (08:40 AM)
played peek-a-boo (08:46 AM)
changed a diaper (08:46 AM)
kissed an owie (08:47 AM)
gave a time-out (08:49 AM)
gave a hug (08:50 AM)
washed some laundry (08:55 AM)
folded the laundry (09:07 AM)
made lunch (09:07 AM)
fed the kids (09:24 AM)
read a book aloud (09:28 AM)
read a book to herself (09:42 AM)
reflected (10:19 AM)
grew (10:33 AM)
taught (10:34 AM)
loved (10:46 AM)
worked (10:53 AM)
made dinner (11:25 AM)
played a game of hide and seek (12:39 PM)
fed the kids (04:52 PM)
brushed some tiny teeth (05:20 PM)
kissed good-night (05:20 PM)
tucked in (07:16 PM)
tucked in again (07:17 PM)
tucked in again (07:17 PM)
and stopped to kiss their sleeping faces one last time that night (07:17 PM)
picked up toys (07:17 PM)
did some dishes (07:18 PM)
talked with her husband (07:18 PM)
watched a show (07:18 PM)
and went to bed. (07:18 PM)

by Jessica

See what I mean? I think this might be me. At least, it gives me comfort to tell myself that the daily list of tasks is really a story about power, influence and world-changing events. I'll let you know how that works out in another 50 years or so. Until then - back to the laundry!

1 comment:

  1. That's a good list. It goes right along with my belief of celebrating daily personal victories. You have to appreciate the small things in life to be happy.