Growth Spurt

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Jeanie saw her grandson’s feet on the ladder outside, and decided she’d had enough. She had to say something. She rang up, Patricia, Brian’s mom.

“Hi mom! Is Brian enjoying his summer with you?”

“He’s cleaning windows,” said Jeanie. “But I think we should stop giving him his growth vitamins.”

“Well, he always was small for his age.”

“Yes, but now he’s having a growth spurt.” Jeanie walked upstairs to the second-floor bedroom.

“Well, that’s great!”

“I suppose. I was just looking at his feet out the first-floor kitchen window.”


“And I can see his face in the second-floor window upstairs.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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27 Responses to Growth Spurt

  1. Dale says:

    There’s growth and then there’s GROWTH!!
    Did he drink the bottle that said “Drink me”?

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice growth spurt, reminded me of Roald Dahl’s ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ – a favourite from childhood!

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  3. trishsplace says:

    LOL! Big smile on my face. Clever.

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  4. Echos of Iain’s comment, georges Marvellous Medicine. You’re in good company!!

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  5. Dear Eric,

    Perhaps I should try those growth hormones. Nah. I think it might be too late. 😉 You made me laugh but no spew. Well done. 😀




  6. msjadeli says:

    Imagining Brian and Clifford the Big Red Dog walking down the middle of the street headed to play catch in the park — with a cageball!

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  7. wmqcolby says:

    Funny! I think those vitamins have a little more “ginger” in them than realized. I’d love to see him order from the drive-through at McDonald’s!

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  8. Hey, I need some of that stuff. A very clever story. I loved it!

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  9. James McEwan says:

    Born to be a window cleaner, he’s got it made. I like to think that Gran has got it wrong; by the time she got up stairs he had climbed the ladder – great humour.

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  10. granonine says:

    Hilarious, and completely understandable if you’ve ever had a teenaged boy in your life 🙂

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  11. Did Patricia have a heart attack after hearing about the growth spurt?

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