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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Wordless Wednesday # 4

Ms. Wordless Wednesday, gets on my case, “really Madeline, it’s all very simple, you post your photograph and do the linky doo dah thing. How difficult is that? You have to cut out the words, that’s why it’s called ‘wordless’ you see?”
“Indeed, verily I am on board with the concept.”
“Then why do you keep doing it?”
“Doing what?”
“Putting words in your ‘wordless’ post?”
“Ah, well that’s because the photo makes no sense unless there are some words to go with it, by way of explanation you see.”
“While we’re on the subject, that photo, the one you choose for today?”
“Well, you might try and choose a photo with a little, hmmmm, how can I put it? Perhaps with a little artistic flair? Something easy on the eye? Attractive? Something a little more than a mere snap?”
“Ah, that's why we need the words.”
“Oh no, not back to the words, can’t you just drop it?”
“Well I’ll try very hard .... next week, but in the mean time, I need to explain this one.”
“Must you?”
“It’s very simple!”
“A photo of three children in a bedroom, simply fascinating.”
“Exactly. They’re in the same room!”
“Would it be rude of me to say ‘big deal!’”
“Oh indeed not. But have you noticed that they’re all occupied with something that doesn’t involve mortal combat or sibling rivalry?”
“Well brothers and sisters play together every day, and fight, it’s what siblings do. All perfectly normal.”
“Most siblings yes, but not mine. Play is new. Playing together or even in close proximity together, is new. This is major.”
“Well, I’m sure we’re all very happy for you.”
“But you’ve missed the biggest bit.”
“Which bit?”
“Do you see it’s a bedroom?”
“There’s a bed in it! What else would I think?”
“Ah yes, but what may not be immediately apparent, is that the bedroom is upstairs!”
“And this is supposed to impress me in some way? We have two story buildings in America you know?”
“But of course. The point is that nobody goes upstairs, ever, without being accompanied by an adult. The usual adult, would be me."
"They're afraid of the dark?"
"It's day time in California, lots of light."
"Ah, true. So what are they afraid of then?"
"Predominantly, being out of visual contact with me."
"Oh yes, I remember that bit now."
"You see, I didn’t take them upstairs myself, or even suggest it. They went up there together, of their own free will. They didn’t run downstairs again as if deamons were on the attack. They played up there together for a full 20 minutes. It’s a new first, a tremendous one.”
“Oh, I get it. How old are they now?"
"Nearly 7, eight and a smidge, and nearly 10."
"Well that’s one less thing to worry about I suppose.”
“True, but they may never repeat it of course, hence the photograph. It provides concrete evidence that it really happened, that I didn’t imagine it.”
“You’re a sad case dearie.”
“Yes, I think I need to fess up to that one.”
"O.k. so one last thing Madz."
"Next week?"
"Keep it simple stupid."
"Every day in every way, I get bloggier and bloggier."


Anonymous said...

The photo is great..... and the words that go with it too. What a moment - definitely worth collecting the evidence!

Ellen said...

when your site popped up the first thing I thought of was "what a beautiful photo of the kids in the bedroom and what a lovely bedroom it is too, lovely colours" and all that before I had even read a word!

Lovely bloggie shot!! Lovely kids and lovely room.

Unknown said...

I LOVED that photo. My kids have done that. Maybe once.

But still they've done it.

And I love the bedspread-that's Ikea, isn't it?

Jeni said...

Since quite often I am a bit slow on the uptake, just having a picture with no explanation to what I'm supposed to be seeing or recognizing, etc., can leave me full of questions about what the intent was in posting it. Therefore, I personally find the explanation a darned good thing! Ok, once in a blue moon things are very obvious and CAN'T be mistaken but think about keeping at least a few words in there for those who, like me, need a bit of a nudge for full comprehension.

Anne said...

Maybe you should just change "wordless wednesday" to "photo wednesday." I like the explanations!!!! yay! for your kids!

Heidi said...

I'd love a two storey house

hooray for independent play!

VAB said...

Sometime I feel sorry for the parents of boring kids who do these sorts of things all the time. There is so little for them to get excited about. People in our club are much more likely to experience real triumph, even if it does happen to be camouflaged as an everyday occurrence.

Linda said...

I'm very glad you use words as that was a great explanation and I'm sure a joyous moment for you!

Hope things are better at home and kids can get back to school soon so that you can have a litle "me" time!

Anonymous said...

Hey, sorry I haven't commented on your site lately.

What did you think of Oprah yesterday, or did you watch it?

Anonymous said...

Didn't see the programme, but I caught the news on it. I think we can safely predict that a celebrity book will be a rollicking success.

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