Today’s five words are from one of Mom’s recent stories.
16. Gingerbread – Lots of times when Mom puts a doggie into one of her stories, she names it Gingerbread. Gingerbread is her favorite food. Sometimes at Christmas, she lets me taste a gingerbread man.
Mostly, she does NOT like sharing gingerbread. She eats it all till she gets a gingerbread-belly-ache.
42. Fingers – These days, while my “fingers” are resting, Mom’s fingers are busy busy busy at the computer.
She is in the 12×12 Challenge, so she is writing a story a month even if it stinks. Also, she is revising a story a month even if it kills her. Three months and 6 badges in, she’s doing OK.
8. Licked – There’s pretty much nothing in a 10-mile radius I have not licked. I am a floor-licker extraordinaire.
I also like licking dishes, mugs, the sofa, shoes, faces, fingers, and books. If you smile when I lick your face, I will lick your teeth. Teeth are delicious!
64. Snowflakes – Snowflakes are serene, peaceful, and beautiful.
Plus, sometimes they are crazy-windy, slippery as heck, and way too deep
and way too cold to be allowed to touch my delicate belly.
53. Faces – When kids come to read to me at the library, Mom and I watch their faces. Some stories make them smile a lot. When there are difficult words to read, their faces look worried and scared. Mom helps them with the hard stuff, I give them kisses and lick the pictures in the story. That usually brings back the smiles.
29. Flowers – Soon there will be a million flowers everywhere around my neighborhood.
Flowers grow just like Mom’s stories. They start as tiny seeds. Then they get lots of attention, and the next thing you know, they’re big and beautiful. If only the lawn guys could take care of the stories like they take care of the neighborhood flowers. Then Mom would have more time to play at the park with me!