Made it

Jay and Em were very solemn this morning as they called me in to the kitchen. They sat me down, looking very serious, and I stared up at them from my spot on the floor. I felt like a prisoner in the dock, awaiting sentence.

There was a long pause, then all at once Em looked at Jay, Jay looked at Em, and Jay smiled and said:

“Well, it’s official. You’ve passed your probation!”

They both smiled.

I sat there a moment or two longer until I realized what this meant. It meant that I’m in now. It’s home. This is it. The place. My pad. I’m on title – Yay!!!

“Don’t get carried away, kid,” said Em.

I jumped up and down and ran to get my slipper – the one that squeaks when I chew it. I brought it as an offering, and Jay promptly threw it down the stairs toward the basement.

Running down the stairs to retrieve it I couldn’t help but smile.

I’m home now. This is my home.




About James McDonall

I believe in laughing, especially at yourself, and as often possible. I believe in "live and let live". I believe that communication is the foundation of all our solutions. I believe that listening is more important than speaking, and that speaking should serve the cause of listening. If you like my writing, I'm available for hire. Please send me an Email to discuss your project. View all posts by James McDonall

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