Mum wont go out.
The shed is underwater
And that the side of the house is a gully for the hills runoff,
and did I really want to go out?
And I said " How hard is it to stop the rain?"
And she took me to the front verandah to show me the rain and I said
" A sprinkle, you can make it stop"
Mum then said,
"I can do a lot of things but I cannot make it stop.Besides the beach is a mess."
And I said " I bet Dad can make it stop because he is a good builder and does maths"
And Mum said , "Right "Miss My dad can do anything" , get in the car we are off to the Beach."
My head went up " I love the beach"
And off we went.
And she said , "Off you go. Where would you like to swim? Here? "
"Out there with the black dot of a human?"
"or in the Rock Pool that's under water and getting hammered by the waves?"
When we got home all I could do was sulk as I am sure Dad could fix it.
That's it my legs have seize up and I cannot walk
I can even roll because I am so bored.
And then I heard Dad yell;
"Lee the sun is out, I am going down the beach, How about I take Rosie.?"
And I was off.
Oh I ran, I sniffed,
I even checked out the new macmasters totem
And raced a bull dog around the lagoon.
And when we got home Dad gave me cooling down massage.
And I said to Mum just before I fell asleep
"I knew Dad could stop the rain"
Sometimes I think mum is a little too sensitive to criticism.