Writer’s Workshop: Not Getting Married

2.) Something that made you smile.

Laina’s best friend doesn’t want to get married. At least, this is what I’ve gathered while listening to Laina’s half of the phone conversation.

Laina thinks her best friend is making a big mistake.

Laina thinks her friend should really consider marriage because, “if you don’t get married you won’t have as much money. When you’re married you can pay for half the stuff and he can pay for half the stuff.”

But Laina’s friend wasn’t budging on the kissing thing that goes on at the wedding and Laina really wanted to help her with that.

“Mom, when you get married do you HAVE to kiss the boy?”

“Well….most people do.”

“No, but I mean do you HAVE to?”

“Like…at the actual wedding you mean?”


“Well…it would be a little strange if they said ‘you may now kiss the bride’ and you were all ‘ummm no, thank you.”

“Well what if he doesn’t want to kiss either?”

“Why wouldn’t he want to kiss her?”

“Did Daddy want to kiss you?”


“Can you just give each other a fast, short kiss?”

“Well I suppose…”

“Did you and Daddy do a short kiss?”

“Oh no, we had a looooooong kiss!”

I think that sealed it for her best friend, “Nope. Nope. Not doing it. Not getting married.”

Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

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The Prompts:

1.) The last thing you sent your child to their room for.
2.) Something that made you smile.
3.) A memorable summer.
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  1. says

    Haha! That made me smile, too! My son says that he is not allowed to kiss until he is married. I don’t know where he got that…

  2. says

    What a great story! And one day, it will be fun to remind her of this when she (probably) decides that kissing a boy doesn’t sound all that bad after all.

  3. says

    Probably best not to explain what else married people do… It might send her straight to a convent. ;-)

  4. says

    This is one of those things as a parent that you want to write down and have them sign so you can pull it out during their teens years! A contract of sorts.

  5. says

    I’ll take the kissing – but I’m beginning to change my mind on one thing that used to surprise me when I was younger. In old movies you see couples with separate beds, sometimes separate rooms. Well… I’m kinda diggin’ that idea now! (snoring. ugh.)

  6. says

    HA, too cute!
    It IS quite the dilemma isn’t it? Only pay for half the stuff vs. no looooong kiss requirements!