How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week 151

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To find out more about this challenge, click below:

https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week151-3/

The prompt this week is: …Pink…  + 100 words

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The Pink One

“I don’t like this dress!” Like liquid diamonds, huge tears slid down Susanna’s plump cheeks.

“Do you like the Cinderella dress?”

“Yes. Is bootiful”

“Is it the same color as the dress you don’t like?”

“Y-es? I wear it to party?”

“No. This is a birthday party not a princess party.”

The five-year-old’s mouth puckered. “I wanna wear the pink one. It’s girlie-girl. It make circles when I go round and round.”

“Honey, it’s too small now.

“I not going.”

“And miss cake and ice-cream with your friends?”

Her eyes lit up. “Maybe princess dress?”

“No.”

Sigh. “Okay. I wear it.”

 

© 2015 Tess and How the Cookie Crumbles. All Rights Reserved.
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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!

44 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week 151

  1. My daughter had one of those – had to keep buying larger sizes!

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  2. Brings back memories. Your descriptions are so good. 🙂

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  3. Reasoning with a 5-year-old 🙂

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  4. A scene repeated in every home with a five year old. Nice.

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  5. Ha! Now I want a princess dress. You just reached out and grabbed me. Ah the frustration of trying to reason with the unreasonable, but I don’t blame her. It makes circles. 🙂

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  6. I feel like that even now sometimes, not usually about clothes but about having to do something I don’t want to do or having to settle for something when I really wanted something else.
    Once again, Tess, I don’t know how you do it. 🙂

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    • I have had many moments like this. I hated being forced to fit a certain profile, box, behavior etc. My parents were old world. Sometimes that made living so confining. You too? 😮

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  7. Hahaha! I begged to NOT wear them!!! 🙂

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  8. Sometimes it is the cake and ice cream that gets them every single time. Lovely Tess

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  9. Definitely sounds like conversations of long ago with my own princess. You transported me back Tess.

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  10. Conversation we have often with granddaughter who shoots up every day. Made me laugh.Thanks Tess

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  11. Love the dialogue.

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  12. Lovely story ❤ Brings back memories, trying to talk children out of something they’ve set their minds on 🙂

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  13. Cake and ice cream often changes the trajectory of a conversation.

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  14. I never had a princess dress, now I want one sighhh.

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  15. I feel the same way as the little girl… except about tiaras! 😀

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  16. Very cute story Tess ❤ I always wanted a pink princess dress, so got one for my daughter instead years later. Guess what? She wasn't interested. Typical :/

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  17. Oh the joy of children. They do get stuck on clothes. Not my daughter, though. She was a gem until she wouldn’t wear what I picked anymore. Yeah, still won’t.

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    • I had that trouble with my daughter but my grand kids were allowed to wear whatever they chose and suffer the consequences. I don’t know how they learned to co-ordinate but they did and are little clothes horses. 🙂 🙂

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  18. Aww. Poor kid. Cute story, Tess. Vivid again. Hugs.

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  19. Thank you, Teagan. Yes, poor kitty.
    I try not to use real cats in my experiments. 😀

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  20. So cute! And I so get this, Tess! I remember taking Eli to the park when he was two or three and realizing that he was the only kids all dressed up like a kitty. I started noticing that this happened frequently. But they are young for such a short time, I wanted to indulge them and their imaginations. We still play dress up, and I still smile whenever I’m at the grocery story or the park and see a little princess, just like in your story!

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  21. I know moms have these problems with little girls but I can’t relate. My mom manipulated me into loving whatever she wanted me to wear. My daughter is actually my step-daughter. I started having her full-time when she was nine. She was picking out her own clothes by then (with guidance).

    It is a great story, Tess. I could picture the whole scene in the girl’s bedroom. 🙂

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  22. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Just had time for a browse in my usual haunts and Tess Karlinski faced the 100 word challenge again this week.. All of you who like pink say Aye… 100 word short story about a girls need to wear pink.

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  23. You nailed it. Always a battle to see who will wear down first!

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    • Sigh. That’s kids for you. Thank goodness a parent / parents know how to play the game. Wait till they’re teenagers. Much harder then. 😀 😀
      Thank you for reading and commenting. ❤

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  24. I truly think some of the best hostage negotiators in the world could learn a thing or two from children!

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  25. Children are pretty smart, much smarter than when I was a child. 😀 😀 😀
    Thank you for reading and commenting. ❤

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  26. I hope I did the challenge correctly. What fun that was!
    Melinda

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  27. Oh, so you were in my household when my daughter was 5, huh? She refused to wear pants – ever. Even when I bought the most beautiful lavender matching pant and sweater set. NO. She is now 35 and does she ever wear pants? NO! Dresses, skirts, sundresses are the staple of her days. Don’t you love it? 🙂

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  28. Oh…….! So weet. I guess not having children I always find these stories very sweet even if I’ve only experienced them vicariously… I also love pink

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  29. Sounds just like my little granddaughter. Little children are so easily bribed. 😀

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  30. Isn’t that the truth. Ha ha. I can be bribed too if you use the right temptation. 😀 😀

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  31. I love how you can depict the mind of a five year old! 🙂

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  32. Thank you, Debby. I don’t know where this came from but it felt ‘normal’. 😀 😀 😀

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  33. Another masterpiece! Love the story. I never wanted the princess dress but I held western snap button shirts over my mothers trying hand for many years!

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