I didn’t think I’d make it with a submission for this month’s SimLit Short Story so I hope you enjoy this and the other stories submitted. The theme for August was the word “Whinge”. https://lisabeesims.com/2019/07/31/monthly-simlit-short-story-challenge-august-2019-theme/ Please read all the submissions and vote for your favorite in each category, Novice and Veteran, at the end of the month. We really appreciate the support!
“Kids, breakfast is ready!” I knock on each bedroom door as I walk past.
Just once, I’d like to be called to breakfast, I mumble under my breath. There are sure more of them, than there are of me!
The table is set and as soon as the smell of eggs and bacon hits the passage, those doors open as if by magic.
The silence is deafening, and I turn around to see what happened to the hungry troop. Sure enough, they’re at the table. Texting and Tweeting.
Where have the days of family conversation at the breakfast or dinner table gone?
I feel like this is a constant whinge of every parent across the globe.
“Put that away.”
“Not at the table.”
“Let’s have a conversation.”
“Why don’t you all watch a movie together?” I suggest.
“There’s more to life than being on your phones. Talk to one another! You don’t know how lucky you are to have each other!” This is my constant whinge, which falls on deaf ears.
“Sure, Mom.” They say in unison, as they sit down and carry on with what they were doing.
Finally, I look at Dad and, without skipping a beat, we both yell “GAME NIGHT!”
In a flash, the phones are put away and everyone rushes to the games room and selects the game they want to play.
The boys dash to the foosball table and play an energized and competitive game, the girls take things more calmly and decide on a game of cards and discuss the latest makeup trends, while Dad and I challenge one another to a game of darts.
“Ah! Now, isn’t this so much better than being on the phone, kids?”
“Let me post a picture of our family game night to Simstagram” I say to Dad.
“Mommmmmm!” They all laugh in unison!
Build is my own, called The Obeah House, created in January 2018. Inspired by a real house featured in #Arcfly. This was a labour of love. A majestic house for a large family that has every needed catered for. The outside view doesn’t do justice to this home built for my simself family. #MyBlendedSimselfFamily #Mansion #NoCC