An Isolated Birthday

19 Nov

“Matthew, they can’t hear you. So please stop yelling.”

“But, Mamma, Penny said we would all go to the crick together.”

“I know, baby, but sometimes people don’t always remember what they said. She probably just forgot.”

“She didn’t forget.”

“Instead of pouting, how about you and I make some cookies?”

“I don’t want… can I lick the spoon?”

“Tell you what, we’ll leave the eggs for last, and put a couple globs of cookie dough on top of ice cream.”

“Really? Wow!”

“It is your birthday.”


“Don’t look so sad, Matt. You can only get the chicken pox once. We’ll do something really fun next year, okay?”



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