Five Minutes Ordinary

1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing. (I still struggle with this.)

2. Link back to?the Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in. ?(The button code can be found in the side bar on her site.)

3.?Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you.

Today?s prompt is Ordinary.


Ordinary?! ?What the heck is ordinary? ?Is that like uneventful? ?I wish that was the case, but for me ordinary is what happened to me regularly. ?Like my ordinary day would be wake up wishing the alarm had an automatic shut off, and the kids would dress themselves Five Minutes Ordinarywithout my having to chastise and badger them to do so. ?I can barely get my bra on that early in the morning, and yet I am also responsible for getting two children dressed, one fit to be seen in public for school and the other just so he doesn’t freeze in the car as we drive his sister to school. ?But this is ordinary, normal for me. ?What would an uneventful day be like? ?That is a dream, a fantasy. ?Even on the weekends there is no uneventful moment. ?That’s life with kids. ?They are anything but uneventful, but this is ordinary. ?Nothing special about how chaotic life is with children. ?There is comfort in that I supoose. I don’t know what I would be like without them. ?Not a mother. ?And I like being a mother. Even for all the craziness. (But I still get to share…


And there you have it. Another Five Minute Friday brought to you by The Gypsy Mama and my contribution. ?Did you do one?


For more episodes of my ordinary click on over to MomsGetReal and check out my Shopping with Difficult Children.


*Photo: Flowering Grevillea of the Proteaceae family at Wisely by Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel, obtained through Flickr.

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3 Responses to Five Minutes Ordinary

  1. A Soul Soiree October 7, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Motherhood is indeed eventful and so not ordinary really!!!!!

  2. Jessica October 7, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Love this stream of consciousness! Glad you don’t let the little one freeze and glad that you get out of bed every morning to be a mama. Thanks for writing and letting me glimpse a little of your never-ordinary-life.

  3. mary October 7, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    beautiful and heart-felt. i love this! have a beautiful weekend. 😉

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