Five Minute Friday: Wait

It’s Friday already!!  Linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday.  If you would like to join in or learn more about it, click on the icon to the left.  Write for 5 minutes, here we go.




The first thing I do when I get the prompt for Five Minute Friday is look it up in the dictionary, just to refresh my mind of the actual meaning, and get a logical point of view.  I also think about any songs that might have the word in it, so right now what is looping in my head is “I Can’t Wait” by Nu Shooz (from the 80’s) lol.

Then I get a text from my 19-year old daughter letting me know that she will be home around midnight.  Ahhh…there it is…I will wait up for her until she gets home safe.  With the 80’s music looping in my head, it took me back to when I was my daughter’s age, staying out late, and coming home to find my mom half asleep on her lazy boy rocker, because she was waiting up for me.  I couldn’t understand it then, and I would always tell her, just go to bed, why do you have to wait up all the time? (not ever thinking, maybe I should come home earlier) I get it now, and it’s not just my daughter that I wait up for, her twin brother is usually out late as well, they are not always together, and being a boy, he tends to stay out even later.  But just like my mom, I’ll sit in my lazy boy rocker, sometimes reading, sometimes dozing off, until I hear that key in the door, and know they are home safe.  I recently read an article about a girl who was in an accident and was in a coma, and the hospital called her parent’s cell phone.  They went to bed with their phones charging in another room and they didn’t hear it ring, and didn’t get the message until the early morning, it was too late.  That story broke my heart, so yeah…I will wait up until she gets home…besides, it’s my turn to.


6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Wait

  1. Songs always pop into my head when I see a writing prompt. I know it’s because I’ve been a musician far longer than I’ve been a writer. The hard part is writing about something other than the song looping in my head! And waiting fro my nine-year old to come home on the school bus is hard enough. I’m not ready to think about waiting for her as a teenager. But I know when the time comes, my wife and I will both be awake until she comes home.

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    • Thanks for stopping by David. Even though it may seem that she’s nine today and 19 tomorrow, you will gradually be thrown into the teenage years, so you get some time to get used to it. I enjoy reading your posts about your daughter, she is just adorable!!


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