It’s Raining Outside

“I want to go outside!”

“No, honey, it’s raining.”

“But I want to play in the rain!”

A firm tone. “No. You will stay inside and play here.”

“But it’s so boring.” A bite of the lip. “I want to play outside!”

The pound of a mug on the table. “I said, no.”

A stifled cry. “Okay…”

“Good.” A sip.

Just then… The opening and closing of the door, noisy splashing, and the sound of a child’s laughter drifting in.

A quick displeased intake of breath and a deep exhale.

Then, a chuckle, another sip from the mug, and a shake of the head with a smile. “I’ll give her 10 minutes, then.”

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First written February 27, 2018.


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