33 Words About Assertiveness Training

It wasn’t the first time her uncle had teased her, but it was the first time she’d stood up for herself.  Her daddy was teaching her assertiveness; he hadn’t taught his five-year-old girl to moon anyone, though!





 This weekend’s Trifecta Writing Challenge is to write thirty-three words based around the phrase “It wasn’t the first time.” Don’t pick on the above child–oh, wait–she’s all grown up now:)

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. doncarroll
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 14:22:44

    that was quite the unexpected surprise at the end that had me roaring. it’s nice to see you back again as i know why you’ve been away…:)


  2. dianasschwenk
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 14:37:38

    haha love it! such a fine line between assertiveness and aggressiveness, no? I began aggressive (to assert myself as a young girl/woman) and I settled on just this side of assertive.:)


  3. Lance
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 14:37:47


    At least she was learning something. loved it.


  4. Gina
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 14:38:44

    How did I not fall into that ending before the very end? 33 words that surprised me. Loved it! Nothing like a good mooning to set the record straight!


  5. hypercryptical
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 15:18:52

    Excellent – didn’t expect the ending either!

    Anna :o] at http://puzzelicious.blogspot.com


  6. Annabelle
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 17:00:12

    Ha! You really never know HOW kids are going to assert themselves when they learn to do it.


  7. Ruby Manchanda
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 17:54:52

    Oh wonderful. I enjoyed reading this one.


  8. Imelda
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 18:04:46

    hahahaha The training was quite effective, I see. :-)) It was so unexpected. :


  9. barbara
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 18:26:10

    but, oh, how mad she probably got when he laughed. 😦:)


  10. Christine
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 18:56:30

    Heh. My kids have rather a surfeit of assertiveness.:)


  11. According To Mags (@AccordingToMags)
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 19:43:09

    HAHAHA! This one is so funny!


  12. justkeepinitrealfolks
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 20:32:02

    Now that is my kind of girl!!!!!!!!


  13. FKC
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 21:40:29

    Great use of surprise!


  14. jannatwrites
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 04:14:51

    Well, I hope your mooning days are over! I have to laugh when I think of your uncle’s possible reactions.


  15. Swirls
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 04:24:01

    Nice! Good for her. I know a thing or two about uncles teasing too much as well. Fun one!


  16. Robbie
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 05:02:56

    That’s hilarious! hope that mean uncle backed off after that.


  17. Sandra
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 05:40:17

    At first I thought this was your daughter… Until I read the comments. Does your dad tell this story with fondness or is he still in disbelief?


  18. OldDogNewTits
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 06:23:46

    Great story.:)


  19. Weissdorn
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 11:04:13

    This made me laugh, thank you!


  20. Main Street Musings Blog
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 12:16:04

    Funny, I just learned the definition of trifecta when I went to a greyhound race in Florida for the first time!


  21. trifectawriting
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 05:41:39

    Thanks for linking up to Trifecta (which has nothing to do with horses, oddly lol) this weekend. I thought this post was going to go super dark, and I was preparing myself for it. I was relieved to see it had a punch line. Thanks for lightening the mood a bit. Hope to see you back soon.


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