Today’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is “Motherhood Should Come With…” Five minutes, no editing… here goes!


I need a clone. I’ve needed one since I brought our first baby out of my body and discovered that babies eat every 2 hours sometimes, and I can’t just wake up and feed a baby every two hours for months on end.

I’ve needed one since our daughter needed to be hospitalized, and I had to pump breast milk and had to leave the floor she was on to go two floors away for half an hour.

I’ve needed a clone to get a shower when my daughter wouldn’t nap longer than 30 minutes (and often less than that).

I needed a clone to manage all the doctor’s and therapy appointments, equipment, and supplies she needed.

I needed a clone when we had more babies and suddenly I had more people’s needs to meet than I had hands.

I need a clone when one child is screaming for food, another is demanding help to find the missing flip-flop, and the third is trying to finish homework and can’t understand the reason why his answer is wrong even though he showed his work.

I need a clone when I’m so worn out from keeping up with kids and messes and house that I can’t keep my eyes and heart open for my husband (who needs a wife more than he needs his children’s mom some nights).

I need a clone to make me coffee in the morning. And in the afternoon. And decaf at night when i finally get to put my feet up.

I need a clone to remake the beds when the kids decide to make forts with the blankets after I just changed the sheets and worked up a sweat wrestling them onto the top bunk’s mattress and have to do it all over again.

But could a clone be as good as the real thing?


What do you think motherhood should come with? Write your own and link up with The Gypsy Mama! And then come back here and tell me what you think.


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