Happy Mother’s Day – Photo Prompt

11 May

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 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day – Photo Prompt”

  1. erickeys May 12, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    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.

  2. Carrie Rubin May 12, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    That is quite a juxtaposition of objects. I like that you recognized it and grabbed the photo. I probably would have walked right past, clueless. 🙂

    • Jilanne Hoffmann May 12, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      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.

  3. alundeberg May 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Looks like fun for the whole family!

  4. tchistorygal May 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    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. 🙂

    • Jilanne Hoffmann May 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      I like your interpretation! Everyone just passes by the cabinet at their respective bedtime. :o)

      • tchistorygal May 16, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

        Thanks! It was a great picture – a very odd assortment! All relaxing stuff for folks at different ages. The relaxing cabinet! 🙂 🙂

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