MLMM Photo Challenge — Hurt Pride

“Just what do you think you’re doing, young lady?”

Elizabeth heard her father’s voice and it scared the shit out of her. “Oh my God, Dad,” she said. “You almost made me fall out of this window.”

“Your mother and I grounded you, Lizzie,” her father said. “And yet here you are, attempting to sneak out of the house through your bedroom window. You just can’t be trusted, can you? For this, I’m adding two more weeks to your being grounded.”

“That’s not fair, Dad,” Elizabeth said. Then she started to lose her grip on the window sill and pleaded with her father, “Dad, speaking about being grounded, please come to my room and pull me in before I fall to the ground and become permanently grounded.”

“Lizzie, you got yourself into this situation, so now you can get yourself out,” her father said, “Besides, your bedroom window is only about six feet above the ground, so the only thing that you’ll hurt if you fall is your pride.”

Written for the Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: Brook DiDonato.

4 thoughts on “MLMM Photo Challenge — Hurt Pride

  1. lssattitudeofgratitude October 28, 2020 / 6:06 pm

    I have lived something very close to this. Many moons ago my dogs were having a fit and I went out front to see my daughter standing on the roof of the garage talking to a boy after she was grounded. It did not go well.

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  2. leigha66 November 4, 2020 / 10:57 pm

    I was/am an awful liar so I never did sneak out or in… the guilt would have been written all over my face.

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