Moral Mondays: Do as I say, not as I do

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‘Do as I say, not as I do.’

Mum said it every time I argued to stay up and watch a late horror movie – each time I stayed out past closing on a school night.

It’s only now, as I lie on the kitchen floor, my wedding china turned to shrapnel on the tiles, I realise her words were coded – a warning.

I struggle out of my foetal curl, stretch my limbs once more to their true shape. And though my jaw pulses and my knees shiver under me, I’m sure of something.

Today I shall finally take her advice.



Written for Nortina’s Moral Mondays. See here for full rules and to play along.


13 thoughts on “Moral Mondays: Do as I say, not as I do

    1. Absolutely! Most of the time, we might want to ignore our mum’s on principle. But just sometimes, they know exactly what you should do better than you do yourself. Thanks for reading, Sonya 🙂


    1. To be honest, Jane it took me a few minutes of thinking to work out what Sonya meant – I’m not great at abbreviations. Better than my hubs, though. He only found out what BTW meant a few days ago 🙂

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