– I know! I know, mommy!This is a flash fiction piece for '55 Flash Fiction Friday' (sort of, it is actually not fiction). The idea is to tell a story in exactly 55 words. To try one yourself and read others, go see g-man.
– What do you know, honey?
– Next time ya’ find one of ‘dem lice bugs in my hair, instead of drowning ‘em dead down the toilet, let’s feed it to the man-eater plant!!
– Can I? Please? Can I?!
– Shut up, sweeeeetie.
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time - Marcel Proust (photo by Edward Steichen)
Thursday, June 10
The darndest things, in the darndest places — Flash 55
Green Thumbs and Gardens shop, overheard on checkout line:
Posted by Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow at 9:37 PM
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haha. kids have no shame...nice 55!ReplyDelete
Head lice...been there, done that, stateside & Uruguayan stle, just luckily not with my own children yet (knock on wood).ReplyDelete
I loved the end:
"Shut up, sweeeeetie."
We're there again, right in the thick of it, lickety-split, in your 55.ReplyDelete
I could tell you some such moments.
Did you know? Art Linkletter died, just recently. He was 98, I think. I loved that show.
There is humor everywhere if we just pay attention! I think the kid is quite creative.ReplyDelete
So, you say this was this a conversation between you and your mother, Lorenzo?ReplyDelete
Kids v comediens - who's funnier?ReplyDelete
Why willow, that's sooooo nice of you to ask, but, no, I was not involved in this incident in any way, other than to have the mortified mom recount it to me. The truth is that I can sometimes be a louse and get in your hair.ReplyDelete
I guess I have insects on my mind (but not in my scalp) this week, ants the other day and lice today. Perhaps it is because yesterday, June 10th, was the birthday of the great myrmecologist (look it up), sociobiologist, naturalist and writer Edward O. Wilson, who, on the subject of insects once said "If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
Oh my gawd....glad I wasn't the mother. That was too funny.ReplyDelete
My 55 is Here As always scroll down below my Friday Show N Tell. Have a great weekend!!!
Drowning em dead in the toilet?ReplyDelete
Outta the mouths of Babes...
Excellent 55 My Friend.
Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G
kids tell it like it is!!!ReplyDelete
Sounds like junior got a swirly. Great 55. My 55 is HERE .ReplyDelete
lovely---I can imagine the mother's mortification and the cashier's face as she moved to the front of line--great one-cReplyDelete
having dealt with the lice issue, twice, i am all for feeding them to the man eating plants.ReplyDelete
Oh, Maaaaaan! Hahaaaa! Reminds me of my son and the insane things that used to come out of his mouth as a kid. Well,...come to think of it, as an adult, too! Hahaaaaa. Great post, as always, Lorenzo.ReplyDelete
Ditto to Brush with Color.... my sons didn't have lice -- but the things they would say -- they still beam from ear to ear when I recount some of the stories,, speaking of which a great 55 er and a nice recount of a tale you heard and nice tidbit of information as a side tribute to great myrmecologist- writer Edward O Wilson. I do believe he would get a chuckle out of your story and honorable mention.ReplyDelete
Have a good week end.
I love it when kids embarass their parents - especially since I have no kids ;0)ReplyDelete
too much to deal with...LOLReplyDelete
teenagers and lice...OMG.
well done, Lorenzo!
lorenzo - the school i teach in has lice checks on a monthly basis. i bet there are kids who would want to get head lice if we had venus flytraps to feed them to!!! cool piece. stevenReplyDelete