Just Write {20}

January 30, 2012

I stood up in the balcony and watched my boys below, in the gym with all the other kids. I held Elsie on my hip and she watched with me. Miles was way off to the side, away from the other kids and I couldn’t see Asher. My heart dropped to my toes because Miles is always nervous in new places and around other people. He bites his nails like it’s his job and he stands alone while everyone else does what Simon Says.

Then Asher came out of nowhere and Miles’ hands dropped to his sides and they moved closer to the other kids, together. They laughed and bounced and started running around when the game ended, Asher yelling, I’m chasing my bra-wer!! (brother)

My heart lifted back up.

The man who was trying to keep control asked the kids to sit in a circle. They were loud and everywhere. Miles sat down, resting on his legs, knees to the floor, making a shelf. So his brother got in his bench-lap. He pulled him close and held him there.

This lasted maybe thirty seconds and then he threw him off and they rollled around because they’re braw-ers.

I looked at Elsie and she was still watching and she was smiling.


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