Terrible Twos

Clipart image of a toddler

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 1 September 2021, ingrate.

The crying young infant was sore,
So mum pulled dummy out of the drawer,
but this nasty young ingrate,
Just made herself irate,
As she spat it out onto the floor.

Oh god, flashback time. We were on vacation in Arles (brilliant, van Gogh once lived there), in the south of France, pushing Baby Bump around, when this happened. We were trying to wean her off dummies/pacifiers but… any port in a storm.

In this town were nobody spoke any English, I was faced with this hunt for any pharmacy which might sell them, plus a crash course in Baby French once I got there. I never forgot sucette.


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

10 thoughts on “Terrible Twos”

        1. Yeah, I used to love it over there. Home from home. Keep hankering to go back, I went just a month or so ago but that was just for a few days and to see some people. But we ate out twice and I had moules frites and a crepe, so I at least got a taste of France.

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