Writer’s Workshop Prompt: Ode to your mother…write about a special mom memory you have in honor of Mother’s Day.
We were confused when she pulled our big brown van up to the drop off bin at the post office. We’re supposed to be going to Burger King.
“Mom? Where are we going??”
“We’re hungry Mom…pleeease can we just get dinner??”
We were even more confused when she started talking to the mailbox.
“Hello!! Yes, we’ll take four cheeseburgers, three hamburgers no cheese, three large fries…”
We were silent for a moment…why was Mom ordering our dinner from a mailbox?
“MOM! PLEASE! We’re hungry…this isn’t funny, we want to eat…can we go please??”
But she continued.
“Sorry make that four large fries, can we get two large drinks and…”
And then we got scared. Not because our mother seemed to be carrying on with a mailbox that wasn’t responding…but because she was getting our order all WRONG! I know it seems unlikely…but what IF someone was really taking our dinner order from the mailbox!
“MOM! I want chicken nuggets not a cheeseburger!! Did you order chicken nuggets??”
And she continued.
“I’m sorry can you make one of those cheeseburgers a six piece nugget instead?”
And then everyone started piping in,
“Can we get milkshakes? I want a chocolate one? And make sure my burger has cheese but NO ketchup…”
She ordered our entire meal. Milkshakes and all. And then started cracking up. Convincing us kids that she was ordering a Burger King meal from a mailbox at the post office was quite possibly the single most gratifying thing she’s done in her life. Especially because we were old enough to know better and fell for it anyways.
I’m concerned that it wasn’t so much a joke as it was a premonition of what she’s going to spend her days doing once she’s a senior citizen.
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1.) A memorable high school job.
2.) That time you ran away from home.
3.) A boy you had a crush on…where is he now?
4.) Ode to your mother…write about a special memory you have of your mom in honor of Mother’s Day.
5.) 10 reasons why you could not be a real housewife from any county.