The Sun Also Rises

“I don’t know. There isn’t always an explanation for everything.”
– Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

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We were late coming home, day turning to dusk before 5pm.

“Dark,” Junior said ominously as he looked out the window. “Dark.”

“You don’t like the dark, do you?” I asked him. “Just like your brother. He hated the dark.”

“Light?” he asked hopefully, his two-year old lips and tongue not quite forming the ‘l’ so it sounded more like “white.”

“Not until morning,” I said. “The light won’t be back until morning.”

“Dark,” he agreed. Then he was hopeful again, “Light?”

As we pulled up to a stoplight, he yelled from the back, “Green, green, green!”

“Yes, we have to wait until the light turns green,” I said. “Good job.” The light turned, and Junior giggled: “Where go red?” he paused dramatically. “Gone!”

We were home two minutes later, and we were both laughing until he looked out the window again as I pulled into the garage. “Dark. Dark.”

Thanks for reading Day 8 of NaBloPoMo! NaBloPoMo November 2016

Read other NaBloPoMo posts here:
Day 7: Election Day
Day 6: Daddy’s Boys
Day 5: I’ll Just Leave This Here
Day 4: 2016 Book Lovers’ Gift Guide
Day 3: Once Upon a Hong Kong Winter
Day 2: Parenting Hacks
Day 1: Created Equal 

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