Jacqueline (, Bernadette ( and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge.

Here is my offering for this week:

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
James Baldwin

Looking at my children, I find myself guilty of setting rules yet never following them. The other day, my daughter asked me why I was standing while drinking water yet I categorically tell them to sit down. Ouch, it hurt but humbled me and got me thinking about how I am raising them.

Rule upon rule,
she ruled her domain,
remainder notes tucked everywhere,
it was her way to raise upright children.

Looking back,
she wonders where she went wrong,
“Why did none turn out right?”
she wonders

After a while,
all comes back like a flood,
while she ordered,
she never practised a thing.

Though they followed the rules to the dot,
for fear of the repercussions,
they watched her diligently,
they learned her ways,
now they are living it all out.

P.S. We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it in your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

We are looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.

For last week’s postings, you can check this link.

Thank you for participating.



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