Monday, April 30th 2018
AT RISE: Mom & kids are walking to the bus stop before school the day before Boy turns ten.
Boy: Hey Mom?
Mom: Yeah babe?
Boy: Do we have any pizza left?
Mom: Well yeah (there are three boxes on the kitchen counter leftover from the birthday party), but it’s two days old now.
Boy: Well can I just tell you my idea?
Mom: Sure hon of course.
Boy: My idea was that we could heat it up, and then drive around and hand it out to homeless people and stuff.
Mom: Oh man that was I was thinking for that hour I had at home between gigs yesterday! But regrettably at this point we’ve pretty much missed our window to do that.
Boy: You had an hour yesterday? I don’t remember that.
Mom: Well yeah. When I got back you were at the park. So I let the bunnies out, edited some photos of your party, loaned (our neighbor) Semmie my bike and showed him how to blow up the tires. Then you and I practiced improvised engineering to get your badminton birdie out of the drain, remember?
Mom: And then I made Shrinky-Dinks with ClaraJane. It was one of the most favorite hours of my life! I loved it.
Boy: I loved it too.
Mom: But great idea though. We should definitely do it some other time.
Mom: Such a bummer we let that food go to waste. Hup, here’s your bus.
Boy: Bye Mom.
Mom: Bye babe, love you!
[Hugs, kisses all round. Kids get on yellow school bus and it pulls away.]