“When it next rains, let’s play in the puddles”, I told my kids.
“But there are thousands of germs in the puddle”, replied my four year old. “When I step in the puddle, it will go into my mouth and make me sick.”
“If you keep your mouth shut the germs cannot go in”, I tried to reason, but he was having none of it. His teacher had told him to stay away from puddles and he was going to do so.
I despaired of ever having puddle-fun with him.
Till it rained, and we stepped out in our raincoats.
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.