Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Just a Day in the Life
Their sled makes the sound of ice crunching, as the little boys across the street ride it down the hill in front of their house.
The phone rings. I talk to Rachel awhile.
I hear the neighbor boys yelling and crying.
I look out the window to see them fighting a big black dog who is determined to steal their sled. One brother runs to tell Mom, while the other loses the battle with the dog.
Dog walks proudly down the street carrying the purple saucer sled in his mouth.
Mom looks out door as boys tell her all about dog.
Door closes behind boys. Apparently, Mom has told them to go get sled back from irrant dog.
Slowly, they walk through snow covered yards.
Big black dog wanders up onto neighboring porch sans sled.
Right before disappearing over the hill, I see big brother raise his arm and point. Little brother waits while big brother runs to retrieve sled.
Folks, this little scene has been the excitement of my day.
I am in my pajamas for the second straight day.
I'm slowly taking the ornaments off my Christmas tree.
Yes, I do know that it is January 11th.