Bend In The Branch

The personal opinions of one among many.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

A Kid in Need

A ringing phone woke me at 8:00 this morning. A neighbor was calling, asking that I bring her child home with mine after dance lessons today. She said her son would be home upon our return at noon.

Moments after the three of us returned, the neighbor's kid called. Her brother's car was home, but he wasn't.

I insisted that she come over here. She called her mom and joined the kid and I.

A few hours later, the neighbor's kid received a call and related that a sitter would be coming to her house.

The sitter showed, but she brought friends with her. What's more, she told the neighbor's kid to stay home, that she'd be back by 9:00 p.m.

I insisted that the neighbor's kid stay with us. It's well after 9:00, and the sitter has yet to show.

I've called the neighbor kid's mom to let her know what was going on. She made excuses for her son and the sitter.

All I could do was reassure her that I was here for her kid.

This is not a first, and I can only be thankful that the neighbor's kid knows she can depend on me when I am here...I worry about what happens when I am not here.


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