Sunday, December 19, 2010

Some toilet humour in the absence of further reverb10 posts...

As you may have gathered from the lack of further reverb10 posts, the one decent prompt I last mentioned was a blip and I have now let go of the idea of maybe going back to it.  However, without reverb10, my blog suddenly feels adrift, lacking in direction and purpose.  A friend and I are cooking some ideas to create our own writing prompt blog, but in the meantime, this lack of purpose post-reverb10 disturbs me.  In an attempt to remedy the situation, I thought I'd share some anecdotes with you, on the joys of life with a toddler... 

The other day, I was in the toilet and Jake followed me in.  I never get to go to the toilet without being watched anymore.  Jake asked me, "Mummy are you doing poo?"  I said, "Not poo darling, wee."
A few moments later he said, "Mummy, are you finished doing not poo?"


Yesterday, once the blizzard had subsided, we went out in the snow and built snowmen and had a snowball fight.  When I was hit by a particularly big one, I inadvertently did a little wee in my pants at the moment of impact.  Naturally I felt the need to share this information with Paul and whispered it to him (not very quietly obviously).  Just as a couple of strangers were walking past, Jake piped up, "Mummy do wee wee in pants?" enunciating each word perfectly.   That'll teach me.


Elizabeth Marie said...

Oh, ha! I remember those days. Long, long, long ago. I'm still plugging away at Reverb10, but dang. Today's prompt ... Because I basically started my blog (or restarted it) with Reverb10 as incentive, I'll probably be adrift on Jan. 1, though I could work on those darned novels-in-progress.

I could also "live blog" the impromptu teen parties that sometimes sprout up in my basement.

MDTaz said...

I think toilet humor is absolutely the right balancing factor for reverb10, just to lighten it up a bit. I've been at it, and it's been a good challenge, but I'm with you on this: sometimes the prompts are a bit too much for me to swallow. I'm cherry picking the ones that work for me.

But in the meantime, snooping around the #reverb10 twitter stream, I discovered a few great writers and kindred spirits, you among them. So glad you tried it, even for a while.