The Sandbox Writing Challenge #68 — Turn that frown upside down!

It’s time to get back to Calen’s current challenge. Yes, I am a few days late, but I’d already scheduled the older challenges a few days ahead and wanted them to play out. This prompt is from the Self Discovery Journal and is supposed to be a bit on the light-hearted side.


Have you done anything lately to make someone smile?

I think I saw my dad smile a few days ago when I made some homemade buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy. It’s rare that either my dad or my brother eats anything I cook, almost as though I might poison them. However, they did both eat the gravy and biscuits. Small wonder.

I can’t say I blame them, even if it does hurt my feelings. You see, I wasn’t allowed to help mother cook as a child or teenager. She never taught me how to make biscuits or gravy or any of her other recipes. She did teach both my sister and my brother. They both think they have a monopoly on mother’s recipes. However, my sister did send me all of them once and I did teach myself to make quite a few of them. Still, if I were to cook any of them, dad might eat some of it, but my brother definitely wouldn’t.

And now that I’ve gone and reminded myself of my unhappy childhood, I think I will go in search of something that will make ME smile.

4 thoughts on “The Sandbox Writing Challenge #68 — Turn that frown upside down!

  1. Well, Lori, I think that just sucks! They should be grateful you’re willing to help with the cooking! But I’m glad you made them smile. I hope you’ve found something to make YOU smile now!

      • See! That’s how I know it’s not on my bucket list to become an author. You get excited and smile, I just get anxious, moan and think, here we go again… Another silly project! Have at it, girl!!! 😀

  2. Pingback: Sandbox Writing Challenge #68 — Turn that frown upside down! | Impromptu Promptlings

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