Anyone want a Mother? #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a great challenge from writer and blogger Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. It’s harder than it seems, feel free to have a go yourself if you doubt me!

This week the topic is to write an Advert for your Mother.

I’m not sure if we’re selling our mothers, auctioning them off or renting them out but it’s a bit tricky because I’m actually visiting my mother at the moment and she reads my blog!  I haven’t told her about this one so it might come as a surprise!

Have I got a deal for you!!

One slightly aged (aged to perfection) mother of 3, grandmother to 23, wife of one. Fit, vibrant, stylish, caring mother.  Good sense of humour, loves a chat and a cup of tea. Has a Fitbit,  Pebblewatch, iPhone, iPad, kindle and knows how to use them!  Into knitting, crochet, excellent homemaker. Rarely idle.

Just for fun I asked my daughters what they would put in an advert for me – here are their words (there’s only a few more than 52 words):

Would you like someone who:

Laughs at jokes before they tell them

Snorts when they laugh and then laughs more

Never swears (well rarely)

Hardworking but not overly ambitious (no need to worry she’s going to move on quickly)

Loyal, dedicated (with the same man since she was 16)

Generous except when sharing food

Entertaining, often at own expense

Is like a hummingbird on speed

Willing to negotiate on cost (trying to get ahead in our house deposits because our parents are more focused on travelling and their own enjoyment than funding their children’s house deposits. 🙂


Just a bit of fun. I know they love me!  🙂

I look forward to seeing how others have interpreted this one. I’d love to know what you think!

Deb 🙂


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  1. Love that you asked your girls!!!

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  2. Gas article Deb! 🙂

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  3. Would that bit about sharing include chocolate? I wouldn’t share either 🙂 I have a brilliant mother, who emails every day uses her mobile phone to text and has been dealing with Parkinson’s for the last 20 years. So she’s also an inspirational Mum too 🙂 x

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    • Thanks Suzanne,mum is very special. Your mum sounds great too. My dad has Parkinson’s and is now in an aged care facility, which is very hard on both of them. Yes that bit about sharing was all about chocolate 😊

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  4. Yes, it is very hard for a couple when they are separated. Mum turns 80 this December and Dad is a couple of years older. So far they are managing through even when we lived a km away I am sure we didn’t know half of hardship they go through dealing with health issues. Both Les’s parents are in care due to Alzheimer’s. This is why we are doing what we do, life is too damned short and not knowing what is around the corner [thank goodness]!! A big hooray to our parents for dealing with what life has dealt them!

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  5. Love this! I’ve tried to sell off my parents for years (“One owner, slightly shop-soiled”) but people keep on returning them 😀

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  6. This is a great writing prompt. Sometimes it is fun to try something a little different. I loved your post. Cheers!

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  7. What an intriguing idea. I’ll have to try this

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    • Great! Give it a go, you can write in any format, it just has to be 52 words.


      • I will be posting this on my own blog along with the writing prompt and a link to you. I’ts been a long time since I wrote something based on a prompt. Terrific idea

        My Advertisement for Mom

        Wanted: Mommy to replace one that broke unexpectedly.
        Must like to make quiche, creativity and gardening.
        Hugs, laughter are mandatory, lessons in native her tongue optional.
        Conversations over coffee, delighting in the antics of kids and grandkids preferred.
        Willingness to turn back time to restore childhood lost.
        Despotic Nannies need not apply.

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  8. What a cool challenge! I’ll def have to jump on the Writesperation train. A great job with the prompt!

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  9. ‘Like a hummingbird on speed.’ 🤔 That sounds as if they’ve got you on fast-forward, Deb.
    What great fun you had with this.

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  10. This is so fun! Your mom sounds lovely, and it sounds like your girls are very fond of you as well! 🙂

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  11. I love the ‘advert’ you did for your mum, and the one your kids did for you too!!! 🙂

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  12. This is great Deb. Both “ads” have so much love bursting through.

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  13. I think I would love to buy your Mom. I would have so much fun with her, especially with her love of crocheting.

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  14. You and your mother both sound terrific! Saw your link at Sue’s Over the Moon Link Party #69.

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  15. Deb, I am sure your lovely mother will be well pleased with your well chosen 52 words.Louise

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  16. lol Love this writing prompt! 😛 And you’re so right, small word count challenges are way trickier than they sound! I did one recently for the first time that was 75 or 80 words if I recall properly. It was so hard to squeeze in everything I wanted to convey with so few words, but hey, that’s why they’re called writing “challenges”, right? 😉

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  17. Lovely words, and what a fun 360 degree approach 🙂

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  18. What a fun idea, just in time for Mother’s Day!

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  19. So much fun that you asked your girls to participate. I can’t imagine what shenanigans my sons would write! 😉
    My favourite line … “Snorts when they laugh and then laughs more” 😀

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  20. Love your post. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.

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  21. Love both these adverts! What fun. How do you keep track of your blog posts? P is for Plan with Purpose as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

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  22. I love both your advert for your mom and the one your daughters wrote for you–particularly “hummingbird on speed.” What a wonderful image! You sound like a loving family with lots of laughter.

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    • Glad you like my adverts!! It was fun and I agree, we do have a lot of fun together 😊 a work colleague actually called me a humming bird on speed first and it seems to have stuck to me – I don’t know why!!


  23. Love this Deb! Much of your post could be used to describe my Mom! I’d have to add tap-dancing and ukulele-playing for mine!

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  24. Do you take any lodger?? That sounds like a funny household, how did your husband cope with 4 women in the house? Have you got at least a male pet? 🙂 I can imagine, now that your daughters are grown, it must feel awesome to go out shopping and all that. The best friends in life are the ‘home-made’ ones, isn’t it wonderful?!

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    • Oh Klaudia, your comment made my day 🙂 My husband also wonders how he coped with us 4 women, as well as a female cat, a rabbit, 2 dogs and chickens! Life is never dull that’s for sure 🙂 I have the best times now with my daughters, shopping, manicures, massages, movies… it’s great fun. Thanks again for making me laugh and for interacting with my blog in such a wonderful way.


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