Monday, October 6, 2008

Bedtime Stories (a Fun Monday Assignment)


Mommy Wizdom is hosting Fun Monday today and she has an odd request that we write something on one of three topics using certain words. Get the full scoop (and the full list of participants) at her site.
Once again I plodded down the hall, feeling lethargic from a day of playing with my children in their treehouse, endlessly searching for enemies with a homemade periscope. Wanting to do nothing more than curl up with a couple of magazines and a number tequila shots, I turned the doorknob and prepared to make up yet another story so that my children would happily fall asleep.
As I entered the room, I saw both my children snuggled up in my daughter’s bed, complete with her stuffed ostrich and both of our cats.
“So what do you want to hear tonight kids?”
“Something that will give us Goosebumps mom,” chirped my son.
“Definitely not,” I retorted.
“Tell us the one about the prehistoric man who lived on nothing but noodles, soup, and biscuits!” My daughter squealed at the top of her lungs.
“Not again,” moaned my son, “how about the one where the Jedi Knight accidentally lands on earth and tries the Jedi mind trick on a cactus that he mistakes for a person with his hands up!”
“Sounds like a winner,” I said, smirking proudly at my son’s odd sense of humor.

17 comments:

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! very nice all words are used ! BTW suddenly a lot of Bloggers drink Tequila !

{i}Post said...

:0) Funny! Mine is about a Jedi Knight Ostrich! Hasn't this been a fun Fun Monday?!?

Heather said...

Great job using all the words! that was a really good story!

Dr.John said...

On theme, all the words, and a great story. We couldn't ask for more. Plus I liked the ending.

MommyWizdom said...

Very nice story... I'm all for the Jedi Knight who confused a cactus for a person. Thanks for playing along!

karisma said...

Excellent! Very well written and enjoyable to read! Bravo!

IamwhoIam said...

You made such a realistic story, I can see being bone tired and yet doing the story for the little one once more because you know the importance of those family moments.

Thanks for sharing

Raven said...

That was wonderful! I bet you tell awesome bedtime stories. Your kids are lucky.

thampwidth said...

Amazing that all these stories were so different even though they used the same words...
"I've had tho muth keetela today, I think my head ith thippining..." HICCUP!

Alison said...

that is wonderful..I love the theme, very cute!!

jsi said...

Funny funny - a Jedi mind trick on a mistaken cactus.
A sweet ending to a sweet story.
Thanks for sharing.

NariceatL4 said...

Very concise and well-written!! Bravo!

I'm Toni said...

Your story was the reason I did the Fun Monday! I forgot to comment when I read it the first time- sorry!

Did you notice when you stopped by that I "follow" your blog - check my sidebar.

Anyway, your story was funny and sweet.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine!

Sayre said...

My son would love that Jedi/Cactus story too!

Tiggerlane said...

Great job - and I am so impressed that you were able to use all the words in such a short span!! WOW!

Woodlandmama said...

Gattina-I'm not sure it's very sudden.
{i}Post-who doesn't like non-humanoid Jedi Knights?
I'm Toni- I did notice and thanks!

And many thanks to everyone else! But I'm very sorry to report that I dont actually make up stories for my kids. At 11, Boy likes to dive into his own books and barely wants tucking in anymore, and Girl prefers that Mr. Hobbitfeet tells her a story (from a book she picks out) and that I sing her 4 songs. My singing voice is MUCH better than Mr. H.'s (which is a comment on his poor quality and not my ability), I have a larger music library stored in my head, and I am able to remember the tune more often.
Also my kids would NEVER snuggle in bed together (you should have seen the battles on our last vacation when they had to share a double bed in the hotel). Oh, and there is a stuffed ostrich but it is Boy's rather than Girl's and it may be an Emu.

Rayne said...

Are you ever going to tell us the story? It sounds like a totally cool one.