Thinking About the Kid #1LinerWednesday

#4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian, recently had a birthday, so of course my mind turned to memories of her growing up.

A natural-born jailhouse lawyer, she would challenge me if she wanted to play and I was working, saying, “I thought you said I was the most important thing in the world to you?”

Thus do our words come back to haunt us.

But I thought it out and found my position and it was one not even she could dispute:

You’re always important; you’re just not always urgent.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Try to explain a subtlety to a child.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Thinking About the Kid #1LinerWednesday

  1. joey

    April 22, 2020 at 8:08pm

    Yes. Do you remember Covey? I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to make a square of squares and show my family, my bosses, my friends…

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      Marian Allen

      April 23, 2020 at 8:48am

      I do not remember Covey. I have no idea what you just said, but you are still crackin’ me up. 😀

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      • joey

        April 24, 2020 at 9:03pm

        Oh wow! Thank you! Okay, so Stephen Covey, the planner guy — Google covey priority matrix for helpful direction in prioritizing your whole life. It was all the rage here when I was just out of college.

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          Marian Allen

          April 25, 2020 at 7:39am

          Ohhh, the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People guy! I finally read that, a few years ago. I knew a guy who was always quoting it as the secret to his business success, and then he would tell an anecdote that completely contradicted what he had quoted and blame the other guys for the failure of excellent advice. Sounds like an asshole, but he was actually one of my favorite people. Funny, funny guy.

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