Monday, October 21, 2013

Monkey Bars

Bartleby Snopes holds an annual dialog only writing contest. I'm not very good with dialog, but improving, and this story was written in dialog only for practice. If you're ready to try your hand at it, check out the contest. And excuse my lack of quotation marks. Hey, I'm still one post behind in the blog challenge. That's my excuse.

Law firm, may I help you?

Hi Mommy!

Hey, how’s your day? Wait. You’re at school. What’s wrong?

I’m at Grandma’s!

What? Why?

Because Doctor Ginsberg said I should take it easy for the rest of the day.

Doctor? Why? Why didn’t you call me?

School said they couldn’t get you so they called Grandma and Papaw took me to the doctor I got a cool sling but I don’t have to wear it to bed but I want to wear it to school.

What? A sling? Where?

At the doctors! Oh, he said to remind you to get rid of the trampoline but I told him we’re keeping it.

Great. What body part is injured?

My arm.

How did you hurt your arm? Do I need to come and get you?

No way, I’m playing scratch off tickets with Papaw.

I see. How did you hurt your left arm?

It was awesome! We were having a contest to see who could hang on the monkey bars longest. Wait, how do you know it’s my left arm?

You are scratching lottery tickets. You are right handed. Hanging from frozen metal is awesome?

No silly Mom. That’s why I had my mittens on. ‘Til I fell off. I lost my mittens.

I think I know where to find your mittens.

Gotta go, Papaw just won twenty bucks! What a great day.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Holly! I'm struggling to come up with a good post daily at this point.

  2. Lol, sounds like a conversation I have had with my son! Dialogue is hard, but you did great! Loved your post.

  3. Thanks, Karin! Kids do tend to be proud of their injuries.

  4. That was fun! Brings back too many memories. ;)

    1. Yay for memories! Thanks Renee : )

  5. Debbie, I love this post!!!! It tickled me to no end. First of all, the first thing I got excited about are the monkey bars!!! It brought me back to being a child and playing on them and also trying to encourage my daughter to play on them.You can visit my blog anytime for inspiration: This was really a fun and entertaining post, mothers of boys can probably relate. You took it really well though. I loved it that he was having a blast doing the scratching offs. He was over falling and breaking his arm in a heart beat. He is an example of why I love working with kids, especially little boys. He can still declare the day a great one even after breaking his arm. Is that great or what? Great parenting Debbie and have a great day! :-) Visiting from UBC. Happy Blogging. :-)

    1. HiHi! Glad you like it : ) My child is a girl - ha, makes me realize some things in my stories are only clear to me. Your post for today brought back good memories - I left a comment.