I’m back for the MFRW 52 week blogging challenge! Each week I will write a post from a set list of topics that with luck will a) get me blogging more often and b) help you get to know me better.
This week’s theme is: How my Family Survives my Writing
Its a pretty good question. I went to the family for in-depth answers.
But first, getting their attention is a must. I grab treat material suitable to each family member and then turn off the internet connection. I wait by the router until they notice a problem and come to investigate.
Youngest son is first to reach me, expressing outrage at our internet provider. He’s a talker so I wait until he pauses for air. I wave freshly made Brownie before his eyes and he’s putty in my hands. When questioned about how he survives my career he smiles cheekily and says he relies on endless treats like this one to make it through each day.
Next to arrive is eldest son, a man of few words. He blinks, actually checks the lifeless router, and gives an eloquent if brief answer: ‘you write, its work. What’s so hard about that.’ I hand him his treat of choice – a can of Coke – and he switches the router back on and goes back to his computer.
Hubby doesn’t normally require bribes to get him talking about my writing, but I flash him just to make sure he’s not thinking of boats again. The man is a fan and the greatest supporter of my work. His first question is: why aren’t you writing?
What can I say, my family is content with what I do. They expect it, and treats. Surviving my writing has become second nature. *grins*
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Treats? Why didn’t I think of that??? Hubs would sure appreciate it. You got their attention and saw how supportive your family is. Very nice.
Turning off the router is brilliant. I may use that one day! Brownies don’t hurt either. Glad you have a terrific support system.
In a tech obsessed household its amazing how quickly the family comes running. LOL
LOL! Treats! Good method!
Treats! I love it…and I love that hubby gets his own special kind of treat.
I love that you hand out “treats,” even eye candy for the husband. How awesome–and how wonderful for you that they have your back and give you their support.
It pays to know your victims, I mean beloved family’s, weaknesses. LOL
I love your description of your boys, Heather! And isn’t it great when your family is supportive?
It is. Its great to have people on your side to prop you up when the writing life gets you down.
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