Juniper Files: UnHappy Tree Friends

Juniper Files: UnHappy Tree Friends
May 17, 2016 No Comments » For Authors, Writing Advice Amanda Hester


quotescover-JPG-60“We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up.” ~ Phyllis Diller

If you are easily offended or weak stomached go ahead read this instead. Seriously…xoxo

Still here? Alrighty….let’s reminisce…

A Minute To Write

It was blessedly quiet the first time I wrote this piece. My younger son convinced my daughter to play in the back yard with him for a bit. (Can we give a cheer for locked, 6-foot high privacy fences and large bedroom windows that show the entire yard?) The peace wouldn’t last for more than 10 minutes so I needed to write fast!

At that time, my daughter had been a whirling, swirling tornado on crack. The new meds weren’t making any noticeable change. And, apparently, she forgot how to talk. Oh no, don’t get your hopes up. She yelled and screamed. Constantly. From the minute she woke up, until the minute she passed out from exhaustion. The only time she was quiet was when I gave her the computer. The problem was, I had a million things I needed to get done during the day. Besides writing (blog and book), I had classes, people. College. Online. So…

In an attempt to provide her with a bit of entertainment, while I got some work done, I went hunting on Netflix for something that would capture her fleeting attention. Que the Happy Tree Friends.

Look! So happy!

Look! So happy!

Ok, so she was engaged. Happy animals, happy girl minion. I turned my back to her. Not in a mean way, that’s just how my desk faces. And she was blessedly quiet for 1 minute….2 minutes…..3 minutes and then…

[bctt tweet=”Ok, so she was engaged. Happy animals, happy girl minion.” username=”ScorpioScribes”]

And Then The Shoe Drops

Oh god…..oh…no…oh…oh….god…..mommy shut it off SHUT IT OFF!!!!” by this point, she was screaming hysterically and burying her head in the blankets. I turn to the screen and I am greeted with this:

happy tree friends 2


I was all, “What the crap??” and diving for the remote. I mean, this is the girl who was traumatized by The Little Mermaid!

So, if you want to see the Happy Tree Friends in action here ya go, just make sure your kiddos aren’t around. (BTW my boys thought it was hilarious, go figure.)

That is all people. That is all.

Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy,



Amanda Hester Amanda Hester is the founder and CEO of Our Write Side. As an author, she enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists. She is an artist and Wiccan who has an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics and her posts are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from raising five teenagers, all at once. In her downtime, she can be found with her loving husband, Shawn, exploring the wilderness. She maintains her shreds of sanity with yoga, tea, and cats.

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