party for one

B went upstairs to tell Ash that he was taking her on a date.

Ren asked, “Can I come, too?”

Brently said, “No, you get to stay home with mama to have a party here.”

“But I wanna go with you,” Ren said.

“And leave mama?”

Ren thought for a moment and replied, “She can stay here by herself.”

“That wouldn't be much of a party.”

But Ren was determined to go. He marched downstairs, stomping his feet and swinging his fists, and declared, “I don’t want to stay here with you. I’m getting my shoes.”

“But what about our party, Ren?” I asked. “I have ice cream and cake.”

Ren stopped, “Can we watch Spider-Man, too?”


Ren yelled out, “Bye bye, Daddy!”