#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 6, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flag.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!


Flag and Drum Squad

Non-Fiction by Tessa Dean February 2021

“Oh mom, can I join the flag squad,” my twelve-year-old daughter, Kitty pleaded. “It will be so much fun and we get to go in parades too.”

“I don’t know Kitty. You have joined so many things just to quit in the first week or so.”

“I won’t Mom, I promise.”

Against my better judgement I allowed her to join the squad with her friends. She was in the squad long enough to get the uniform and then sure enough came the complaints. She didn’t want to practice and she didn’t feel like marching on parade day. Another failure in a long line of them. I did force her to continue for a while, but it didn’t make sense to spend my time dragging her to things she didn’t want to do. My husband didn’t agree with me on letting her quit, but when I told him that if she continues then he would be the one dragging a crying, complaining, pain in the neck kid to practice and parades. He changed his mind real quick.


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4 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 6, 2021”

  1. I guess adolescence is a time when we try new things. Some we follow through on and some we don’t. I was on the drill team for two year in high school and liked it – marching with the band in parades on the football field. When I heard I was being nominated for a captain position for my senior year, I didn’t try out, because I’d heard that the band teacher yelled at the drill team captains and made one cry, I decided I wasn’t up for that. We have to choose our battles as parents too.

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    1. Most of the few things I tried I had to quit because we didn’t have the money when I was a child. I did play the trumpet in the marching band and when I wanted to be a flag twirler they refused because I was needed in the band. So I quit the band. I don’t remember how long I was out for, but I was watching the parade and the drums got me missing the marching. If I couldn’t be a flag twirler I would have to settle as a trumpet player and rejoined the band. Still makes me mad though because I really wanted to twirl a flag. I had been a baton twirler for a little while as a young child, but we couldn’t afford it as things progressed as I got older. I joined very few things due to lack of money so not much to quit, but my kids it was constant can we join this or that and then they promptly quit.

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      1. I can imagine the frustration. My kids were not as interested in extracurricular activities as I was. I still remember feeling the vibrations from those drums. It was exciting. It’s cool that you played the trumpet.

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      2. I played the trumpet when it wasn’t cool for girls to play trumpets. I was one of the groundbreakers. A few years after me I had company as another girl played the trumpet, but it was just the two of us with all those boys.

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