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June 10, 2015

Before the Lightening Could Strike

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
 “Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it.” 

Minnie wondered what was going inside the little mind.

Ben was getting furious with the behavior so Minnie took Zeus aside and tried to decipher his feelings.

Talking about random topics, she concluded that he had overheard their conversation misinterpreting the separation story of their friends as that of his parents but the little heart had no spunk to confront them.

Realizing the turmoil that the boy went through the day, the young parents embraced him in a tight hug as if warding off the evil lightening that was about to shatter their happy family.


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10 comments

  1. I like the play on words with the name Zeus. I was expecting a very different story after that first line.

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    1. Caught you!
      Well, thank you for liking the post. Trying my best to let the words talk in as less as possible.

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  2. Zeus was throwing a fit because he thought his parents were separating. Such a sweet story. Glad they could get it worked out before any major damage was done.

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    1. Glad that you liked the story. Thank you. Hope you like others too that follow.
      Childhood memories etch the future life and life is too should not always have a sad ending.

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  3. This story speaks volumes to how "little" ones interpret adult conversations, and how very careful and concerned we must be when speaking in front of them. So often adults speak as if the children aren't even in the room, and they interpret words in the wrong way. Great read.

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    1. Thank you Val. It is indeed a common mistake that we hold conversations in front of our kids. Especially the current lot of toddlers who have the knack to interpret things.

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  4. I agree with Val, children hear more than we realize, and easily become hurt and confused. We need to be so careful in what we say and do, to protect them from unnecessary hurts. Now if only there was a way to protect them from all harm and sadness as they grow up!

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    1. I second the thoughts you both have shared . Actually it is tougher with the kind of exposure kids have today. Things they pick up are way beyond their age. I guess to raise a happy and healthy child a parent has to himself keep self correcting the habits. Apart from teaching them a few tricks to stay safe we can only pray for a safe and healthy life while they are away.

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  5. How frightening for the little boy. Wonderful to have parents who notice little things and work to make it all make sense.

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    1. It is a blessing for sure to have parents who try to reason the odd behavior of their child and look for solution rather than getting angry.

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