#JusJoJan — Little Sister

“I don’t know why you always seem to avoid spending time with your big brother these days,” Cheryl’s mother said. “He’s a brilliant young man with wicked technical skills and you can learn a lot from him.”

“Do you hear yourself, Mother?” Cheryl said. “You always sing Michael’s praises while you treat me as if I’m a servant in my own home.”

“I’m sorry that you feel that way, sweetie,” Cheryl’s mom said, but you have to admit that Michael is special. He’s so outgoing and always enlivens things. You, on the other hand, are a wallflower. You should put yourself out there more. Otherwise you come across like three day old leftovers.”

Cheryl shook her head. “Thanks, Mom, I love you, too.”

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt, where the word is “servant.” Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (avoid), The Daily Spur (brother), Word of the Day Challenge (brilliant), MMA Storytime (technical), Your Daily Word Prompt (enliven), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (leftover).

17 thoughts on “#JusJoJan — Little Sister

    • Fandango January 3, 2021 / 11:15 pm

      A sibling rivalry that the Mom isn’t handling very well at all.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. slmret January 3, 2021 / 7:42 pm

    Parents can mean so well and be so destructive at the same time!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 3, 2021 / 11:16 pm

      Yep, Mom is making a mess of it, isn’t she.


      • Claudia January 4, 2021 / 10:50 am

        It is what it is, nothing for you to be sorry about. But thanks anyway.

        Liked by 2 people

  2. bushboy January 4, 2021 / 3:20 am

    “That’s OK Cheryl, now be a love and get me a beer<"

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen January 5, 2021 / 3:10 pm

      Speaking of which. I watched a show with Captain Kirk’s (or “The Negotiator’s”) daughter (Kaley Cuoco) as a stewardess [there’s a better word for that] in it, last month. She had easy access to bottles of vodka. What was that called… Flight Attendant. 😳

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  3. leigha66 January 5, 2021 / 12:23 pm

    Cheryl’s mom should know that words like that can sting for years after they were spoken. Sadly true in too many households.

    Liked by 2 people

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