Liftoff: PPP4

Dakshali is our host for the PPP challenge. Great picture this week. I can hear the glee!
Our image is courtesy of Pinterest and for the visually challenged shows a young girl in a crash helmet sliding down the stairs in a laundry basket while her brother cheers her on from the top of the stairs.
The lockdown had affected everybody, and boredom was rife.
With no schools open, and parents working from home, trying to make your own fun was difficult. Even watching endless TV had lost its appeal.
That was until Gary had a brainstorm.

‘Go Mandy, go!’ he yelled from the landing.
‘You idiot! ‘ she screamed back hanging on for dear life. ‘I wasn’t ready!’
Wanting to know what all the noise was about, their mother came out of the kitchen just as Mandy was about to touch base. Child and basket knocked the adult flying while Gary rolled about on the top step laughing his socks off.
‘Bloody hell,’ Mandy said then stuck her fist across her mouth as she wasn’t allowed to swear.
‘Bloody hell indeed kids,’ her Mum said trying to sit up.
Nothing appeared to be broken, including the laundry basket, and brother and sister waited for the fireworks to start.
‘John!’ her mother shouted. ‘Get yourself out here!’
‘Oh god, now we’re in trouble. Dad’ll hit the roof.’
Their father came out of the den and looked at the shambles of wife, kids, basket and helmet.
‘Ah,’ he said helping his wife to her feet.
She leaned in and whispered something in his ear which made him smile.
‘Right!’ he said.
‘OK kids. Gather up your rocket, sled or whatever you want to call it, and come with us.’

Twenty minutes later, two confused, bemused and then amused children were watching their parents sliding down a hill on dinner trays, screaming like banshees at the memories of their own childhood when all they’d had was cardboard boxes to ride on.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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27 Responses to Liftoff: PPP4

  1. Sadje says:

    Lovely take Di.

  2. Such a fun read, it definitely put a smile on my face to imagine the fun and the surprise.

  3. Such a fun take. It’s great to create such memories with our family. Great take, Di

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Great take love it 💜

  5. Are both words Bloody and Hell swear or curse words, because I don’t see anything wrong with either one of them, or does it become swearing when they are used in conjunction with one another?

  6. murisopsis says:

    What a wonderful outcome! Good parenting is pure fun!

  7. Such a fun take to the picture. I was smiling while reading your story. Thank you for joining in Di! Keep Inspiring and writing young writers!💙 And btw Happy Friendship Day 🙂

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