FF – Teamwork

Thanks to Dale for this week’s photo. I’ve gone for a literal interpretation this time.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

We three kings of orient are…”

“Shut up, Dad, your end is dropping!” My brother’s in the middle: convinced he’s the strongest of us. He’s put me at the front, in charge of steering. At the back, Dad provides the ‘motivational soundtrack’.

Bearing tree, we travel so far…”

“Dad! Are you listening? I feel like I’m carrying this whole damn thing!”

“Something mountain, into the fountain…”

“I’m pretty sure that’s not how it goes.”

“It will if you don’t stop poking me in the eye with the branches. I can’t see where we’re going.”

I wish we’d brought the car!”


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23 responses to “FF – Teamwork

  1. Dear Jen,

    Going with the literal take was the way to go for you. You had me chuckling from end to end. Well done.



  2. I grinned at the thought of this trio singing “we three kings”

  3. Family friction can always be made even much more annoying by Christmas carol parodies

  4. Bear

    Now, that was funny! I can just envision standing on the corner listening to this exchange. hehehe! Happy New Year!

  5. Great fun, Jen. Dad jokes, grumpy sons, so real and timely. Good one 🙂

  6. They are creating a memory they will cherish for years to come. Lovely story.

  7. This was perfect, Jen. I chuckled all through it! I should have turned down my windows. For all I know, they may have been singing 😉

  8. Not the three wise men. Too funny. Very realistic.

  9. What a fun exchange. Dad is great at making up the words for the song.

  10. Love this, I could almost hear the conversation!

  11. I know the feeling, a spontaneous large purchase and the car is at home. Now you tell me! Fun read.

  12. I loved the nicely judged and gentle humour of this story. Ideal for the period between Christmas and New Year!

  13. Well told. Fun read. Nicely done, Jen. 🙂

  14. Will

    Very funny. Sounds like a typical outing with children. Happy New Year!

  15. Well done. Totally realistic dialogue skilfully captured. I’m glad they didn’t bring the car and we got to eavesdrop on the family.

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