Happy Mother’s Day – Photo Prompt

Is there a story hidden in this photo?

Mother's Little Helper

Still Life With Children

Here are the facts:

A few weeks ago, I visited my niece and her husband, a physician’s assistant and a lawyer, parents of two children under the age of four. They are also triathletes who will be competing in the Ironman 70.3 Vineman in Sonoma, California this July.

While looking for glasses in their kitchen, I happened upon this striking still life–a perfect Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day) photo. Crayons, pacifiers, flasks, Kahlua, bourbon, glasses, a crayon drawing, martini shaker, and some sort of sample medication in a tube. 

 Now what’s the story?? Any ideas?

13 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day – Photo Prompt

  1. erickeys says:

    A ghost story. Parents get drunk remembering their kid who passed away. Revelations slowly come out. Finally, the child makes an appearence. For venegance? Comfort? Perhaps the motives are difficult to discern.

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      Yes, we had a few laughs while I was taking this picture. They’re working on “weaning” their youngest from a pacifier, so this is the most convenient place in the kitchen where crayons can be exchanged for pacifiers.

  2. tchistorygal says:

    It seems simple enough to me. The days are busy, and at the end of them, they need to give the older child crayons to occupy them quietly until they fall asleep. Baby gets the pacifier, and Mom the red dring, and Dad, the one in the back. Each in order of when they go off to bed. 🙂

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