Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Samuel through the Open Door

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The door swung open to Samuel's home, where his parents also lived. The Mommy dropped the groceries on the table and tossed Samuel into the playpen. “Be right back!” Mommy whisked out the door.

Samuel waited, listened. He had the time, the strength, and he could do this. Throwing the blue pacifier over the railing, Samuel hoisted his shwweet whittle weggies over the railing and did a practiced roll. With his hands up for balance, Samuel began the newly discovered walking power: stagger-stagger-wobble

‘Focus, man, focus!’ The words hammered in his 14 month brain. ‘Ignore the Cheerios under the couch!”

Samuel reached the spot where he nailed Grammie with projectile vomit. She was  saying, “Gwamma wuvs dose shwweeet whittle legees…” Blaaaagh, and she stopped. Good times.

Almost there, Samuel pictured the freedom:  chase the kitty, taste the flowers, squish mud. Such fine adventures, and he was almost there.

The Mommy swooped through the door and knocked over Samuel. She swept him up. “Mommy wuvs dose pwessus whittle laygees…”

Samuel tried to say, “Dammit woman! Can’t you speak the King’s English?” All that came out was a cry and some spit-up. The door swung shut.

Written 2012. Chronicles of Samuel blog site. 

Oh, how I love writing the unexpected.



36 comments:

  1. I always loved the Samuel stories - and am grateful that I can do so from afar.

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    1. I am also grateful to hear from you. I will post a Samuel story every now and then.

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  2. Sometimes, you wonder if that's what they are thinking. Makes me think of what goes through a cat's mind as well.

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  3. Freedom. So close, yet so far. Poor Samuel, but he'll get there eventually.

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  4. I sympathize with Samuel. He is trying to find someone who will speak real words to him.

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    1. Maybe someday he will have a play date with other toddlers.

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  5. Yep and you know what dogs think too! LOL Yes it is interesting to try to get into a little mind. And YES I am sure you enjoy it, I enjoy reading it.
    Sherry & jack , with a smile...

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    1. Samuel is an entertaining character. My then teenage son created Samuel as a fun project. Samuel was a folding tv tray who was running away. We had a new video camera, he and a friend experimented with its options. So, knowing tv trays as we all do, Samuel was born.

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  6. Your Samual stories were always so enjoyable.. So how is Samual now?

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    1. So glad!

      Samuel is entering those teen years. God help us all.

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  7. I totally enjoyed this story and it pointed out the fact that most people talk baby talk to children. No wonder they have trouble forming sentences and pronouncing real words when it comes time for them to talk.

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    1. that is so correct. I know I am guilty, but quickly changed my ways.

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  8. I'm sure those sweet little leggies are a lot longer now and Mommy would have a hard time catching Samuel, unless, of course, he allowed her to. Mommies have to be humored now and then.

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    1. Always to let them have hope now and then.

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  9. I recently told our daughter the story of her most spectacular vomiting episode. It was on the Chicago L-Train. Of course.

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    1. Either that or a plane. I would hate both.

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    2. I will give credit where credit is due. She's actually brilliant to travel with, always has been, even when she was tiny. But that day in Chicago - wow!

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  10. A few moments of freedom, at least! Back to the old drawing board, to research doors.

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    1. He will pay attention to the mechanics of a door.

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  11. I totally enjoyed this story and it pointed out the fact that most people talk baby talk to children.

    918KISS
    SLOTXO

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  12. LOL, love it! Samuel needs a cheering section to back him up so he can succeed. :)

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  13. The Mommy forgot the keys in the door.

    God bless.

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    1. Up to this stage, the only keys Samuel had were multi-colored plastic keys.

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  14. More to the saga? Cannot wait!

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  15. That's funny. I wonder sometimes what babies and animals are thinking.

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    1. Looking into the eyes tells me that there is some thought bouncing around.

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