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By Stephanie DownardPublished 12 months ago 1 min read
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Photo by Stephanie Downard and my daughters

Dirty laundry, giving me the stink eye,

I better wash that.

Stale crackers dancing on the floor,

Thanks, kids.

Remembering I was writing something.

Actually, maybe I should do the dishes first.

Crap, the kids are fighting again.

This summer break isn’t for the faint-hearted.

Inordinate knocking at the door,

Oh, great, the neighbor girl is here again.

Nope, my coffee isn’t strong enough for this.

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Stephanie Downard

I'm a mom of 3 plus a bonus son. I've discovered I love writing, and in my free time, that's what I do! I may not be the best, but that will not stop me! It can only go up from here! I hope you enjoy the words that trickle out of my head.

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  • L.C. Schäfer12 months ago

    Family life is one big long distraction - can confirm!

  • Babs Iverson12 months ago

    Well done & spot on during summer break!!!♥️♥️💕

  • Natalie Wilkinson12 months ago

    Oh so true.

  • Dana Crandell12 months ago

    A great read, excellent challenge entry and I love the photo! Great job!

  • Lilly Cooper12 months ago

    The coffee is never strong enough. I love the time spent with my family during school holidays, but it is always nice to get back to the relative peace and routine of work and school.

  • I burst out laughing at your pic! Your poem was both hilarious and pitiful. You need some stronger stuff to deal with all of that! Loved your poem!

  • Gina C.12 months ago

    This was a fun ride 😅 As a teacher, I resonated with this a bit, for a bit of the opposite reason -- being free for the summer and thinking of parents at home with their kids :) Awesome job!

  • Lamar Wiggins12 months ago

    😅 Time for a double shot of espresso! I enjoyed this a lot, Stephanie. Made me laugh.

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