I was up maybe not up with birds but I was up. there was a clutter and clang and some banging that made me aware Danny was already in his office.
yeah. he was up and all the evidence of that was all I needed over an alarm clock, I mean when you got a hyperactive five year old you don't keep a quiet house. his mom passed away two years ago and some days. I was doing the math when Danny yelled at me to come outside he wanted to go outdoors and play with scotch.
scotch his pet rubber dinosaur, was already out and Danny's day began while I was trying to catch up.
I got up hop hop hop I heard and laughed. Danny always got me going, yeah he got my bones doing hup hup hup as if I was still in the military.
I rubbed his uncombed hair... hey no breakfast? he looked up at me squarely. Dad? I said.. hey.
"it's your turn and you didn't go bathroom first" Danny said with observation.
well I hadn't and I never mislead him to lie so.. ok, he got me.
I hunched down and told him come here. he came and I hugged him. see you later be safe out.
and he turned to go play.
if the events that were to follow was anywhere in my mind they would not have been.
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