September 19, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an interlude. It can be a pause between two key moments, the pause between acts in a play, an intermission, or a temporary amusement. Go where the prompt leads you!
There are times when patience falters,
Help and much needed sleep is lacking
Evoking short tempers and frustration:
Inconsolable babes disturbing the peace and tranquility,
Not interested in food or motherly comfort
They cry and whimper non stop for no apparent reason.
Enjoyment of precious leisiure time is shattered thanks to their
Raging demands for attention and reassurance.
Looking for ways and means to keep them pacified or occupied,
Under duress having to endure terrible twos tantrums and
Disorderly conduct fast approaching madness,
Enter the wonders of naptime and sleep,
Such a sweet interlude in a mother’s chaotic day.