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Fiction Funny Kids

Title: Two Faced

Author: Haripriya

Authors Note: Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great Friday! I just want to say that the reason I picked this prompt was because it sounded a bit interesting, and at the same time a little funny to me. I wrote a very simple story, and hope this will give you a good laugh!

Diary Entry: #68

Question of the day: How do people view you as a person?

Many people might call me two-faced, because in a slight way... I am. Sometimes I am a little "bossy", or "mean" as others may define me. But other times, I am a person who is serious, and strict. Usually, when I ask anyone to describe me using an adjective, the first thought that comes to their minds will be the words I listed above.Β 

But my family has different words in their mind. The words "childish" might come up in their list, and to be fair, being with family is the only time you can act however you would like (as long as you aren't doing anything rude) so there isn't much of a reason to describe me as two-faced.Β 

Weirdly, I try so hard to control my actions and what I say, but when I am with my mother, father, and myΒ too-perfectΒ sister, it's like my brain won't listen to me. I know thatΒ IΒ am in charge ofΒ myΒ own body, but my brain doesn't want to listen to me. So the words like "gimme", and "lemme" will come up a lot during my conversation with them. Yes, I know they sound so unprofessional, and let's be serious right now, they sound absolutely silly.

But as I am writing this diary entry, you might notice that I am being a proper girl, and not writing any of those words. So you might have a hard time believing that I actually act like a baby when in front of my family. Well, I hate to break it to you, but it's truth, and sometimes the truth stings you like a hornet when you disturb its queen (how do I know this you may ask, and that's because I have experienced it. Word of advice, NEVER bother a hornet by running after them, because you will go to the doctor because you bruised yourself...). One example was actually last week when we were all deciding on what dessert to bake that day.Β 

"What do you want to eat for dessert?" asked my mother, multitasking.Β 

She was folding the clothes, simultaneously putting the dirty clothes in the washing machine, and asking us the question.Β 

"I don't really have any ideas, but I guess we could make strawberry shortcakes? It has been a long time since you last made them. Besides, we are going grocery shopping today, so we can buy lots of strawberries. If I am correct, I do think we have all the ingredients inside our kitchen cabinets." suggested my older sister.

That is where I lost it. I got so mad because I knew that my mom and sister already know the fact that I don't like strawberries. A mature kid would protest usingΒ normalΒ words. But I amΒ notΒ a normal kid, as you know. I used some words that now I cannot take back.

"Noooooo! I want mommas chocolate chip cookie! I wanna, I wanna, I wanna! Pweeese mama, pweeese??". I can remember their chorus of laughter like this conversation happened two seconds ago.

Bellowing screams and giggles echoed across the room. I didn't know why they were laughing, and to be honest, I wasn't caring about why they were laughing at me. All I cared about was winning this conversation, and getting her to bake chocolate chip cookies.

Here is what my sisterΒ triedΒ to say by coughing all the laughter out. "Of course not! We just ate them last week! I can't believe you have to act like aΒ babyΒ for that. You could just buy it at the school cafeteria or something. Control your anger."

I felt kind of sad that she said that to me. I didn't know what to react, and how to come up with a good response. I remember, feeling lonely and sad, sitting on the ground crisscrossed. (I know it wasn't the correct time to remember this song I learned when I was younger... but I just HAD to include it in today's diary entry:Β Crisscross applesauce!)

My mom replied, "Well... your sister is right. You don't need to act like a three-year-old to achieve something. You can just ask me how kids your age do. Don't always act like you are a little child. Yes, you might be the youngest in the house, but you are almost turning twelve. Act like your age."

If her words were thorns, then my entire arm would have been pricked. That is how much her words hurt me. I didn't want to be known as the little-kid-who-cries-all-the-time. I wanted to be known for something else, something better, much,Β much, better.Β 

But you may be thinking right now:Β Well, that was only just one instance you became a little childish, I bet the other times you are normal.

Sadly, no. Last night, we were celebrating with pizza because my sister (yes, it ALWAYS has to do something with my sister) got a good grade in her final year exams. There was only one slice left. Yup... that moment when everyone wants that last slice, but only one lucky person can get it.

My father had inquired to everyone, "Do any of you want the last slice? I feel really full."Β 

"Oh no, I don't want one either. Do you girls (meaning me or my sister) want the last slice?" my mother asked, exchanging glances with both of us.

Of course, I knew that I should have probably given her the last slice since she was the one who got all the good grades and stuff, but at that moment, I wanted the slice so badly that I did say something I regrettedΒ again.

"Gimee the slice! I wan it! I wan it! Don't give it to her! Gimeeee!" (you can imagine how embarrassing that was).

The good news was that I eventuallyΒ didΒ get that last slice, the bad news is that everyone scolded me, and said I needed to act like how kids do my age. It wasn't the first time I was having that conversation with them.Β 

At that moment, I didn't do anything, but listen to their words and calmly eat my pizza.Β 

Anyways diary, I need to stop this entry and go to sleep. I don wanna get sweepy (get it??).Β 

Logging off,

your best friend (a.k.a. Carmen)

~The End~

November 20, 2020 21:47

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Hewwo! I hope you're all having a good Friday! Honestly, I needed to write a funny story for such a funny prompt. It was a good break for me, and I really enjoyed spending the time to write a story, a little different than how I usually write my stories. I hope you all have a great weekend!😁

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Coco Longstaff
11:09 Jan 02, 2021

OMG I totally relate to Carmen sometimes, like when I’m begging to watch a certain movie or when I really want to eat a snack. Wow, its amazing how the sister and the main character are so different. Personally, I like Carmen, hehe. I like this short but sweet story! Wew dun Waiwa!

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Haha, thanks! I am so glad you liked her in this story! :)

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Coco Longstaff
22:10 Jan 02, 2021

Of course!

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Viktoria Love
16:25 Dec 04, 2020

She's only twelve, so I wouldn't find that too weird hahahaha or maybe it's because I also do it sometimes. But you know what I find the funniest thing about this story... it's the bickering over the last slice. Because I'm Filipino, and we have a weird cultural thing where there's always a last piece of the dish left and everybody pretends to not want it/or actually does not want it so if we have family over and there's plenty of dishes, there will always be one piece of each dish left (unless my brother is present in which case everything...

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Hello Viktoria!! I am so glad this story made you laugh! Also, your cultural activity is really unique! Also, I would LOVE to check out your new story! :)

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Hope Mwaura
19:53 Dec 03, 2020

I love it. Loved your description and how you brought it all to life. I saw myself in this hehehe. I still say words like I wurv you. Good work!

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Thank you so much Hope!! I am so glad that one of my characters got to relate to you! I hope you have an amazing day full of happiness and sunshine! :)

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Kendall Sims
03:29 Dec 02, 2020

i love how you explained her name and her age more towards the end, or like in clues giving it away. i always tend to make diary entries in my stories, and start them off like that, but i need to find some other way to start off my stories, because i think my friends are getting tired of the same thing. thank you for like giving me ideas on how to start my stories! and it is 10:30, so i think i should go to seep before i get sweepy πŸ€§πŸ˜‚

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Hello Kendall! I am so glad that I gave you ideas on how to start stories!! Frankly, I am new at this entire 'diary stories' so I too am trying to improve the best I can. But I am so glad that you liked my story and commented on it, these gestures really mean so much to me. πŸ₯° P.S. I hope you have a wonderful night and sleep well!! We ALL don't wanna get grumpy because we didn't sleep! 😴πŸ₯±

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Kylie Rudolf
17:59 Nov 30, 2020

Really relatable! Amazing story!

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I really liked that you chose to write a humorous story for this prompt! You did a good job with the descriptions and I liked that a lot! Great job! :)

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Grace Larson
18:29 Nov 23, 2020

Great story! Super funny and relatable - just what I need right now!

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Nora K.
20:54 Nov 21, 2020

This is marvelous, Haripryia!! A hysterical story with just the right amount of cleverness! Fabulous job!! :)

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Nora K.
22:53 Nov 21, 2020

No problem!! :)

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It was impressive! Great work again. Also I added another story, do check it out and give me feedback!

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23:37 Nov 20, 2020

I love this, Haripriya!

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