Stream of consciousness Saturday – Prompt: Bodily functions


The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “bodily function.” Decide on one or write about a whole bunch of bodily functions. Hosted by Linda G. Hill, you can join in the fun here:

The first thing that came into my mind when I thought about bodily functions was babies. Boy, do you get a wake up call about bodily functions when you bring your little jellyfish baby home and set about trying to look after it all on your own.

My sister, Catherine, is pregnant. She will be an older mom i.e. not in her twenties or early thirties and is a bit set in her ways after years of being a DINK (double income no kids). Catherine, dear girl, is very into colour co-ordination. It is a bit of a standing joke in my family that everything in her beautiful home matches. I wonder how we are sisters sometimes. I wore an orange shirt with dark brown jeggings, pink tennis shoes and a pink jersey yesterday. Who says orange and pink don’t go together?

Anyhow, I think Catherine is going to have a colour co-ordinated baby. These are my thoughts:

Yellow – for breastfed baby poop

Cream – for baby puke

Black – for midnight drives around the suburb trying to get your little darling to finally drop off to sleep and give you a break

Brown – for the dark shopping bags under you eyes from lack of sleep and bottle fed baby poop

Blue – for the little jellyfish kid you have to try and wriggle into some kind of babygro very much against his/her will

Red – for how you feel about your husband while you are giving birth [get out! You’ve done enough!]

Pale yellow – for baby wee which, if its a boy, has an unerring way of hitting you in the eye for the first week until you get a bit smarter

Green – is for infected mucus when your angel gets sick and keeps you up all night, delirious with anxiety and lack of sleep

Pink – is for the joy of Motherhood. Despite it all, there is nothing in this world that beats being a Mother.

Yip, babies are definitely colour coded.

Have a great evening.


31 thoughts on “Stream of consciousness Saturday – Prompt: Bodily functions

      1. Haha… yes,, I agree with you there.. That is why Grandchildren are special, you get to hand them back when they cry… 😉 lol.. Kidding apart.. Our seven yr old granddaughter has always been a joy… ❤ Have a wonderful day

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      1. You’re welcome, Robbie. Everyone needs a little naughty. 😊

        Saturday I was talking about you and your soon to be published book When the Buzz Bombs Fell. Our good friend’s mother grew up in France in WWII, and her mother worked for the French underground. You should have heard me telling them about your book and pleading her to write all the stories, like you. “WWII books are written all the time, but not for children. What if Anne Frank had never written her story? That book did more for children than any other. And we need more. Robbie is doing it and so should you!” Seriously, you should have seen me.

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      2. Thank you for your wonderful encouragement and support, Jennie. I do appreciate it. If you are interested in reading an Advanced Reader Copy do let me know. I have just received it from my publisher – very exciting.


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