Ten Word Stories: Son questions Mom through the years

Join me in this story challenge

K. Joseph
3 min readOct 10, 2022


Baby feet (are so cute!)
Photo by Fusz Photography: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-of-newborn-feet-7350885/

Julie KingGood woke up the creative in me with this challenge. I’ve never participated in one like it before. When I became a parent, I was thrilled when my son bought a bug home and we all got sick. I feel like this today: being invited by my Medium family to participate in a challenge. #joyandhappiness #belonging

Julie was challenged by Vidya to use a random picture and then post a ten-word comment under each of the ten photos.

I decided to choose and caption pictures based on questions my son asked me over his eighteen years.

Baby is devastated, crying
Photo by imustbedead : https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-shot-of-a-crying-baby-10961977/

◉ 1. Mummy, I feel bad; why are you taking a picture‽

Two students at a desk, a boy and a girl. The boy is looking up at the teacher who is off camera.
Photo by Katerina Holmes: https://www.pexels.com/photo/attentive-diverse-little-children-doing-assignment-during-lesson-at-school-5905491/

◉ 2. Mummy, black kids told me I talk white; do I?

Two young men.
Photo by Elyon Chikwere: https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-wearing-blue-shirt-2061876/

◉ 3. Mummy, who do you like more? Me or my brother?

Parents on a sofa, facing each other and the son is behind the sofa looking on.
Photo by MART PRODUCTION: https://www.pexels.com/photo/a-family-relaxing-on-the-living-room-7641261/

◉ 4. Mummy, do you like Daddy? Is he your best friend?

Mom trying to work from home
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto: https://www.pexels.com/photo/young-ethnic-woman-trying-to-work-at-home-with-active-children-4474040/

◉ 5. Mummy, can’t we play? We can have so much fun!

Photo by Peter Chirkov: https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-driving-a-car-10245007/

◉ 6. Mummy, did you know you and Dad drive very differently?



K. Joseph

Change management leader sharing ideas and experiences that may help you navigate the world of work with your fellow humans.