Day 8: With an Air of Improv

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is MUDDLE. Go!



// So, this word gave me a bit of a giggle this morning. I mean, who REALLY uses the word “muddle” in everyday conversation? I don’t.

But then I looked it up in the dictionary and discovered that it’s actually a great word, especially concerning the wild and wacky world of Mothering.

Here’s how defines “muddle”:

  • A confused, disordered, or embarrassing condition; a mess.


  • To achieve a certain degree of success but without much skill, polish, experience, or direction.

Hel-lo. Maybe I should use this word more often.

  • To behave, proceed, or think in a confused or aimless fashion or with an air of improvisation.

Oh my goodness! That’s EXACTLY what mothering is like.

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