07/25/2017 – Found

Ok..ok.. I got ya.. Everything’s ok.. Shhhh.
(throat catching) But I was… I was.
I know. I know.. lost with your head stuck in a hole.
(sad expression)
It’s ok.. Just breath…. Want to go get some ice cream?
(cry laughing.. shaking head) Hot chocolate?
Whatever you want.. There’s the smile I’m looking for.
Promise you won’t tell my brothers?
It’s a deal, if you won’t tell mom. (they nod) Let’s go.