Well, today’s prompt I started, and didn’t like where it was going, so I went for something else. Shifting to a new idea. Sometimes, when things don’t go the direction you want, you just have to switch gears.
Today’s Prompt: We all go a little mad sometimes. But don’t worry, I’m back.
It wasn’t like I was always like this. Oh no. Usually I am sane. It is just… well, she pushed me over the edge with that announcement. I mean, pregnant! With triplets! What am I supposed to do with that! I wasn’t even ready for one. Well, maybe I was… secretly, somewhere deep. But that was when it was just an idea. A possibility. Now it is real. Oh so very real. And there wont be just one, oh no, there will be THREE! But if they have their mothers eyes… and maybe my nose. Gah! What am I thinking! Good thing none of the guys can hear me… Man alive, I would never hear the end of it. Baby fever. That only happens to women they say. Well, if that is the case, I guess I am not normal. I can take that though.
A dad… wow. I guess maybe it is time to get my act together. Oh, maybe I can build a tree house! Oh that would be fun. Maybe a special closet for their dress up clothes. Time to change things up around the house. I should go through and start baby proofing. You never know how long that will take. And the shopping. I know Leslii will really enjoy that. Maybe I should pick up some extra hours see if I can get us some extra money, a little nest egg stashed away. Three of them… oh man, how are we ever going to… Gotta pull myself together! Deep breaths… let tomorrow take care of itself. Talk with Leslii, I am sure she already have several lists going on what needs to be done. We can get through this. One step at a time. Gotta remember not to take on more than I need to at once. We all go a little mad sometimes. But don’t worry, I’m back. I promise. Maybe. Oh, what if I…
2 thoughts on “DFF: Triplets?!?”
I remember those feelings when I found out my wife was pregnant. I remember the anxiety. The nervousness. The stress. The doubts. I can remember them like I found out yesterday.
I’m glad I was able to capture it! Especially considering I’ve never had children of my own. Just goes to show it isn’t all about writing what we know! I think that has been one of the best parts of this flash fiction challenge! Trying new things, giving the writing it’s own room to be what it desires.