#WDYS — He’ll Get Over It

For a young child, Ned was set in his ways and did not react at all well to change. He didn’t like to travel to unfamiliar places, where people spoke, looked, dressed, and behaved differently from him.

When Ned’s father told him that the family would be traveling to his grandparents’ home in Slovakia for a few weeks, Ned’s eyes turned watery and he stubbornly said he would not go.

Ned’s father wanted to figure out how to cure Ned of his travel phobia, so he decided to meet with Ned’s teacher. Maybe Ned’s teacher could offer a hint or two to Ned’s Father.

“Ned’s reticence to travel should give you no cause to repine,” the teacher said. “Make a game of it. The photo you showed me of the village your parents live in reminds me of Disneyland. Just tell him you’re taking him to Disneyland. He’ll be excited.”

“You seriously want me to lie to my kid?” Ned’s father asked incredulously.

“Hey,” the teacher said, “He’s only eight. He’ll get over it.”


Written for these Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: Maksym Harbar @ Unsplash. Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (watery), Ragtag Daily Prompt (Phobia), The Daily Spur (teacher), My Visual Blog (hint), and Your Daily Word Prompt (repine).

14 thoughts on “#WDYS — He’ll Get Over It

  1. Sadje September 30, 2021 / 4:22 am

    Haha! Love that last line. Great story Fandango. Thanks for joining in and for making me laugh out loud. 😃😂

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  2. Nope, Not Pam September 30, 2021 / 4:31 am

    I like that teacher’s thinking 😁

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  3. newepicauthor September 30, 2021 / 6:08 am

    Maybe they could hire a couple of actors to dress up and Mickey Mouse and Goofy.

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  4. pensitivity101 September 30, 2021 / 7:13 am

    Sorry, being a bit cynical, kids don’t always, and not going to Disneyland when promised at a young age, will stay with him. My great niece was 7 when they took her and she certainly remembers a happy time. When it’s a ruse, memories of disappointment stick 😦

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