Friday, May 11, 2012

Never Quite the Same

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This weekend's Trifextra is the first of its kind.  This weekend we only need 32 words from you, because we're giving you the 33rd.  Your challenge is to write anything you want, in whichever form you please, so long as your response is exactly 33 words and includes the word "mother."



Never Quite the Same

How odd it looks;
How very foreign.
It stares at me,
Squinty, pudgy, sullen.

It's never quite the same,
Once you've had children.
Tis the plight of a mother,
And her belly button.




32 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! I'm still giggling. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I'm still puzzled over the transformation...

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  2. hahaha - so very true - actually the only times I've had an "outie" was at 9 months with each daughter.

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    1. Strange thing is, I never turned 'outie' like many people did, even at 9 months! Thanks for stopping by, Barbara.

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  3. hahahaha I am glad I am not the only one. :-D It has been the subject of jokes and laughter in my family.

    Wonderful post. :-)

    ~Imelda

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    1. It IS a funny looking thing, pre- or post- babies! But the ones on babies are so very special to moms. Thanks, Imelda!

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  4. Yea! You're right!

    Very poetic. Very Ogden Nash.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, Libby! =)

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  5. This made me smile. Sometimes your body just doesn't *feel* like your body! Nicely done.

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    1. Or 'look' like it anymore!! I miss my 'old' belly button, but then again, I miss a lot of other things from younger days! =)

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  6. *eeeeeekkk* Totally unexpected, absolutely appropriate, and of course, leaves me lovin' it!!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I was heading for a bond between mother and child, but this came about and I went with it. =)

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  7. This is great!

    My belly button is bad, but the saggy skin under it is worse. Hubby says I look good, but I haven't figured out if he's a liar, or if he's going blind (or perhaps a bit of both.) But if I get a compliment from a half-blind liar, I guess I'll take it :)

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    1. The look of your belly button is the mark of your labor of love! And I'd believe your Hubby if I were you! He knows what he's talking about. ;)

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  8. Cute. :) I like the belly button.

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    1. Thank you, Shawna, and for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks, Mel! Don't we wish it weren't so!

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    1. Thanks, K. I didn't go the traditional route, so I thought, perhaps something unexpected?

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  11. Ha! Completely took me by surprise, and yet, I can totally relate. :) Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I guess I thought most moms would be able to relate. =)

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  12. If the only thing that looks different on you is your bellybutton then, dude, you've got great genes. :)

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    1. Now you didn't see the word 'only', did you? I *wish* it were the only thing that's different! =) But I only had 33 words...

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  13. AHah! I remember when I was pregnant my innie popped outie pretty early on. And (this was the only time I asked my sister for advice) I asked my own recently pregnant sibling if it ever went back in. She said, "No, never". And for some reason, I believed the lying jerk.

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    1. The wonders of our body pre-, mid-, and post- pregnancy! Aren't you glad you got your innie back?! Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

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  14. Very funny. The idea of a sullen belly button. I can totally relate.

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    1. It's wondering where its old self went. =) Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I have the same problem, it'll never be the same.

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    1. Sigh. All that stretching would do it, wouldn't it? Thanks for stopping by, Amelia!

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  16. This is David here, not Joules or Lisa, so I can't bring my own personal experience to the table! But I enjoyed this and love what you did with the prompt. Thanks for linking up again.

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    1. Congratulations and thank you for being the first and only male to comment here! =) No personal experience in this area is a good thing for your belly button.

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