How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Regress


“Sorry I’m late, Mom. How’s my baby today?”

“Great mood and dry. Mind if I rush to the store before it closes?”

Ellen nodded. “I’ll get Lulu ready.”

“My big girl went potty for grandma today.” Boisterous smooches greeted her.


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“Back so soon? You look frazzled.”


“What’s all this stuff?”

“Ellen, don’t—”

“These aren’t Lulu’s…”

Her mother’s face blanched, then blazed scarlet. My life has begun to regress to that of a child. 

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The word limit for Regress is 75 words. I used all of them.

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

22 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Regress

  1. Hahahaha! Have all of our lives done a bit of that!


  2. Me too and it’s rather nice 🙂


  3. holy cow. I could never do that.


  4. Hehehe! Very funny, a bit naughty and very sweet! 🙂


  5. Oh, there is no shame in that. Bah. Love the pic of the baby!


  6. When my mom was in hospital at the end, she knew she was going home and I would be changing her Depends. Once she arrived home, she willed herself to depart less than two hours later. THAT was when I realized just how much she did NOT want me changing HER nappies. Too humiliating for her… thanks for a story with a bittersweet twist. Found you at Baroness’ site. Amy


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