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Succinctly Yours: Exhausted

Succinctly Yours is a weekly meme by grandma. Of this meme she says:

How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more. This one is 140 characters.

Al’s shriek pierced her eardrums. Bo and Cy screamed over the plush bear. Eve dropped a spoon. Why did she have quadruplets? One was enough.

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33 thoughts on “Succinctly Yours: Exhausted

  1. WOW! I can’t even imagine how many diapers that adds up to be! (Gives a whole new meanining to “fill ‘er up!” when the tykes are playing gas staion. LOL!)
    BY THE BY: Linky is shunning me again this week (<–RATS! because it has me unsuccessfully jumping through glitchy technical hoops just about every week!), so until Grandma or Calico are able to add me to the participation list, here's my link to this week's entry. Please stop by? Thanks! SF~~~~~*

    http://sparkle-soup.blogspot.com/2011/09/orintholgical-dejectally-yours.html

  2. Sonia, I love the quadruplets idea. 🙂 I will say that Al is the one who has to ride the hand-me-down three wheeler. His complaining isn’t getting him much, is it?

  3. Good one, Sonia! I don’t know how mothers of multiples keep their sanity. But then I think of my mom who had 4 kids in 4 1/2 years and she was a saint!

  4. Oh my goodness. For some reason, the toy on the left didn’t appear in the photo as I received it, so I might have thought of triplets, but quadruplets would be even more exhausting for the mother. She’s so brave!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

    1. If it isn’t, it should be!

      (Plus, if you use fertility treatments, lots of times you end up giving birth to more than one baby. Which is a choice of sorts.)

  5. Hi there Sonia – I can see a fight over who is left using the trike. Or maybe, they’ll all want to use the trike. That one second on the left looks like you could do the whole drive up the ramp and into the back from Night Rider.

    Good story — fits the pic well 😉

    St.

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