Take Seven : 6th August

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
behind, coat, crow, find, first, help, hinder, how, last, love, manic, mind, miracle, month, must, prove, shove, throat, throw, wonderful, wrote.
Jack was shy and hid behind his mother’s coat. Sheila hoped she wouldn’t be a hindrance as some mothers were when they had to leave their children at nursery for the first time.
The key was to find something to interest the child so that Mum could discretely walk away, though some could throw a spanner in the works by hanging around to the last minute.
Sheila had never been blessed with the miracle of motherhood, but she understood all too well the strength of a mother’s love. Her own had been wonderful and she missed her terribly.
In the past month, she had seen some pretty manic behaviour from parents, some of which would crow about how precious their offspring was and that they should warrant special attention. Sheila wondered at times how she managed to mind her temper, especially when she really wanted to grab them by the throat and shove them out of the door, not that it would prove or solve anything!
Knowing she must separate mother and child as quickly as possible, Sheila helped Jack with his backpack and wrote his name on the peg where he hung it up, by which time Mum had left, silently tearful.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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