Independence Day Parade

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Independence Day Parade

‘Marcel are you coming.’
‘No, not until I get nuggets.’
‘Get out from under the table. Do you want to see the parade?’
‘Yes, but I want nuggets.’
‘Don’t spoil the holiday, son. We’re going now. Bye.’
‘Wait! I want turkey nuggets.’
‘Mom’s already gone to watch the parade. Now come or stay.’
‘Can you buy me nuggets?’
‘Sorry son, Mom’s taken her purse.’
‘Dad, why do we always have to do what Mom’s says?’
‘Let’s go watch the bands.’
‘Okay. Will Mom buy the nuggets afterwards?’
‘Maybe. Just remember independence and freedom works better, if you’re nice to Mom.’

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19 responses to “Independence Day Parade

  1. As some people like to say, “I know who wears the pants in that family!” Funny and well done, James! 🙂

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  2. Sounds like the son is dependent on nuggets…

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  3. No independence for the son here, and Dad takes the easy way out methinks, blaming it on monster mum. Fun dialogue.

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  4. A funny but believable story, James. I wouldn’t push it too far with that Mom. It sounds like my son used to when he really wanted something. 😀 — Suzanne

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  5. For some reason, my previous comment failed to post.
    Nice irony in the last line! Apparently, independence and freedom don’t exist in that family… unless Mom gives prior authorization.

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  6. Mom seems to have all the powers. Tough lady!

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  7. Please, someone, buy the kid some nuggets 🙂

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  8. Dad’s just the typical chicken dad who leaves all the “tough” decisions to mom!

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  9. Love it. So true among my associates. They were probably at the parade because mom said so. Otherwise dad and son would be hiking the sand dunes. I’ve never heard of a mother who chose sand dunes for a fun day. 😀

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  10. Wonderful scene between father and son. I love the dialogue. Mom holds the purse strings in that family. =)

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  11. So cute…and so true to life!!

    My take on the photo – not so sweet: https://dbmcnicol.com/friday-fictioneers-declaration/

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  12. Happy wife, happy life 😉

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  13. well, it’s not hard to figure out who’s the alpha person in this family. 🙂

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  14. I loved your conclusion – so true! You made me smile, James

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  15. Dear James,

    Mom sounds like something of a tyrant. Odd family dynamics going on here. Interesting.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  16. As the saying goes, when mamma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy 🙂

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