Doreen tells a story she wrote from many years ago…
“Sarah and baby Sophie arrived last Tuesday. What a joy! Sarah had a conference for 3 days, so Sophie was all ours.
We had not seen her since February, so eagerly watched and listened and noted her progress since our last time together.
She is 13 months old now, and took her first steps on our sitting room carpet.
She clapped her hands for us, smiled and made funny faces on demand, (taught by her Dad!)
A real character indeed, her dimpled smile lighting up her face each time she passed the large photographs of her 2 older brothers.
Early Saturday morning, Matthew phoned his Mum.
“Mum, what does a hooker do?” Sarah looked stunned. Neverthless, she answered ” A hooker is a prostitute”
“What’s a prostitute?” he asked
Sarah raised her eyebrows at me.
“A person who sells their body for sex”. My mouth fell open. The things discussed nowadays!
“Gross! I don’t want to be a hooker” Matthew was alarmed.
Sarah looked thoughtful as the penny dropped.
“Is this for the rugby game this morning?”
“Yes, and Mr Hope says I have to be a hooker!”
“Ask Daddy then”
Saturday afternoon the phone rang again.
“We won! I played wing and made a try”.
We all breathed a sigh of relief.”
©2021 written by Doreen for gentlelifehacks.com