Sunday, October 4, 2020

Writers' Pantry #40: Dear Robo-Winter

Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! This weekend we had a special little visitor at the Driks household. Darling Youngest had a special project for one of their classes involving an electronic baby that they need to care for (it cries and burps—yes, in the middle of the night too).

I completely expected the mixture of overwhelm and nervousness in Darling Youngest, but the presence of Robo-Winter (that’s what I’m calling the ‘baby’ since Darling Youngest has already decided to name their first-born Winter) also brought out the heightened awareness of another member of our household, Kit.

Don't worry weird, plastic hooman,
I halp you.

Robo-Winter is only staying with us for a few days, so Darling Youngest and Kit will have a break then. Hopefully your days (and nights) have been a little calmer and more peaceful. And hopefully you’ll share a bit of your word artistry with us. But before that, let’s take a sneak peak at the week ahead. This upcoming Wednesday, Rosemary invites us to write about ‘walking away’.

So now it’s time for you to share your word-riffic wonders. I’m taking words both old and new, poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction. But if you opt for prose, please keep it to 369 words or fewer.  Thanks, and have fun!

This song is the reason Darling Youngest wants to name their baby Winter.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks, Rommy. How cute is Kit taking such caring interest in the robo-baby! And I quite see how that song would make Winter the only possible name.

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  2. I remember a doll being used at a school where I was teaching but never an electronic baby – how cute that it burps! Not so sure about crying in the night, although it is a lesson that must be learnt. And that’s a great name, Robo-Winter. How sweet that Kit has an outlet for his parental instinct!

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    1. The night crying is rough. We've had good talks about what both Darling Eldest and Darling Youngest were babies and how grateful I was for their dad and family on both sides ready to dote upon them.

      LOL, both corgis I've shared my space with seem to really love babies. I wonder if it's a breed thing. Darling Youngest has decided a corgi is a necessity in any future family they might have.

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  3. Hi Rommy! Well, I'd say that's a both an interesting and important school project. Hope your Darling Youngest and Kit have fun with Robo-Winter. :)

    And to you all fellow writers, I hope you're keeping well and enjoying the season you are in. I'll be reading you!

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    1. Kit is insisting we put Robo-Winter's carrier on the floor when he's "sleeping" so Kit can keep an eye on him. :D

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  4. How interesting for Darling Youngest. Hope it turns out to be both a learning as well as a fun project

    Happy Sunday one and all

    Muchđź’–love

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    1. It's definitely a learning experience that's generating a lot of conversation for all of us.

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  5. What darlings, Kit and Robo-Winter! :)
    Stay safe, everyone!

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  6. How cute! I love the funny caption for the photo. Happy Sunday to all. :)

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  7. Kit is either ready to protect Robot-Winter or sniffing for food. Or maybe both. We shall never know.🤪

    By the way, our pretend babies (when I was in high school) were an egg and then 5 lbs. bag of sugar. There is a high possibility that I ate the babies at the end of the exercise.

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    1. ROTFL, he knows little kids are very prone to dropping food.

      I had the egg version, which was so much easier than this one.

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  8. I come from a generation(and a state) where we were taught the facts, the ways to prevent pregnancy, and access to those ways. I know only one girl who was pregnant in high school. I wonder if the doll babies really get the point across? I've seen students out and about with their "babies" and, while inconvenient, they were still having fun with them. Sometimes the "grandparents" did too. I wonder too if it doesn't send the message that you must keep your babies? I am overthinking this, right? It's funny how favorite names change! My daughter would never name a baby her first favorite!

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