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A kid needs a break from his mother.

She smothers him with too much care and attention.

The other kids at school bully him about it.

But what the boy dreads most finally comes to his rescue.

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She’s standing there waving like it’s the last goodbye. Her voice is too loud for the morning drop off at school. ‘Bye honey! Love you, sweetheart!’ Her words take a break, but her arm doesn’t. It keeps moving – left – right – left. I want to unsee it. Why can’t she stop? At times […]

What’s Wrong with Your Mom? by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Editores: Manuela Timofte / j re crivello

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15 Comments on “What’s Wrong with Your Mom? by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

  1. A lot of kids used to tease others whenever they wud ger their parents to school, this was sort of a dejavu!! A mom in need though, is the best one indeed 😀 As always an enjoyable read!!

  2. Another amazing tale from your apparently bottomless bag o’ tasty tales! Moms can certainly be embarrassing at times, but most of them embarrass out of love, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. 🙂

    • If only kids knew this, Mike. But we’ve all been embarrassed by our moms, maybe still are sometimes. Yes, love does bring out the ‘crazy’. Thanks so much for the ‘tasty’ comment. Sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, sour but not bland. Haha! Thanks again! 🙂

  3. Kids can be really mean! Maybe deep down they feel sad that their moms are not able to do the same for them, and they take it out by bullying kids whose moms are always around. Lovely story, Terveen!😊💕

    • Thanks so much, Aaysid. I agree with you. Bullying and taunting come from a place of low self esteem and lack of self worth. I appreciate your sweet words. 🙂

  4. Hahaha. Love the humor in it. Sometimes having a helicopter mom is a blessing, but it is also embarassing. Hopefully the little boy can grow up to be a healthy and normal adult despite all the indulgence he suffered from his mom.

    • It can be a pain and also come in handy. I think parent child relationships will always be insane and beyond the realm of logic. 🙂

  5. Ain’t a damn thing wrong with Mom, she’s on her job 24/7 making sure her offspring is protected until he’s old enough to fend for himself. Appreciate her while you have her, kiddo. Nobody else is ever gonna have your back like that!

    • Said like a true blue sentimental, wise man who often hides behind sarcasm and humor but really has a soft heart that appreciates the goodness in this world. Kids will never appreciate what they have till they either lose it or have to tolerate it themselves. Thanks a lot, Rhyan. 🙂

      • Look at you, always trying to find the good in people, unfortunately, my supposed soft heart is as stony as a certain editora’s face and is filled with nothing but sarcasm. Nice try, though.

  6. This is a sweet story, I know I have read it before. It is a great story because it makes people realize that their parents may have done some embarrassing things to try and keep their kids safe, but God Bless those kids. Try going to a tiny school house in NC to PS 104 in Brooklyn in elementary school and your mom just points to the bus. That was a very fortunate child indeed. Great piece Terveen. Big hugs, Joni

    • That’s the truth, Joni. I know that many parents and children never come close to sharing such a secure or close bond. Lucky are those who have experienced such love and support though they may take it for granted. Thank you always for your wise and beautiful reflections. Take care. 🙂

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