This part of LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday Linda said : ” Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “novel.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!”
What a novel idea
Sitting in the kitchen she finally decided to try something novel and new. A different approach maybe it would work. Walking to the bottom of the stairs she cleared her throat and called out in a calm and pleasant voice.” It is seven o’clock I shall be leaving here at seven thirty. Breakfast is ready.”
She returned to the kitchen finished her crumpet and coffee…. it tasted really good maybe because she was not getting up every five minutes to to shout to her children.
Stacking the dishwasher she looked at the clock, ten minutes until she needed to leave. This was a novel feeling , no stress no stomachache. At seven thirty precisely she picked up her car keys and handbag and left the house.
On the drive to work she relished the novel feeling of silence and peace. She arrived at work on time and relaxed. At nine thirty her mobile rang she turned it on to silent and ignored it. That was novel too but it would only be the children wanting this or that!
As soon as she had closed the front door after a five minute stunned silence all hell broke loose . There were four dazed teenagers fighting for the bathroom, frantically searching for clothes. Mum had only called them once and she had left on time.
Quiet a novel feeling for them too. They all had to fend for themselves and they were all shocked and stunned!
Well Mum did this five days on the trot, she looked better and felt better.
A Novel side effect the children got up on time everyday , tidied their rooms and sorted their laundry!
Meanwhile in the REAL WORLD nothing changed…I said real world , not a novel!