The more methodical mothers arrived at the daycare early and chose the best ride-on toys for their toddlers. Cynthia had three other children to rush out the door in time for the school bus, so she was seldom able to get organized enough to arrive early.
Then she always had to choose the green ride-on car, which was too short for her tall toddler, or one of the two red and yellow ones with wobbly wheels. Cynthia Junior always complained.
Cynthia Senior would sigh and convince her namesake to “drive” the red one with the least wobbly wheels. “It may not be fast, but it’s reliable,” she’d say.
Therefore, when she was late returning to the daycare one day, she overheard her daughter saying to the supervisor, “My mom may not be fast, but she’s really idle.”
Posted for Succinctly Yours
Grandma, of Grandma's Goulash, posts a photo each week and asks us to use it as inspiration for a short story of 140 words, or a very short story of 140 characters including spaces and punctuation.
I usually go for the 140 characters because I need to learn not to overwrite, but this story just couldn't be told that quickly.
There is also an optional word of the week, chosen not by Grandma but by her daughter, who hasn't seen the picture. This week's word is methodical.
To see how other writer-bloggers saw the photo and used the word of the week (or not, as they chose) please click