Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flag.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!
Flag and Drum Squad
Non-Fiction by Tessa Dean February 2021
“Oh mom, can I join the flag squad,” my twelve-year-old daughter, Kitty pleaded. “It will be so much fun and we get to go in parades too.”
“I don’t know Kitty. You have joined so many things just to quit in the first week or so.”
“I won’t Mom, I promise.”
Against my better judgement I allowed her to join the squad with her friends. She was in the squad long enough to get the uniform and then sure enough came the complaints. She didn’t want to practice and she didn’t feel like marching on parade day. Another failure in a long line of them. I did force her to continue for a while, but it didn’t make sense to spend my time dragging her to things she didn’t want to do. My husband didn’t agree with me on letting her quit, but when I told him that if she continues then he would be the one dragging a crying, complaining, pain in the neck kid to practice and parades. He changed his mind real quick.
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