Jason’s parents opened the door to Sarah and her mom. They showered her with greetings, inviting the two in. “Remember to make sure she has her protection on at night,” Sarah’s mother reminded the other two, gesturing at her daughter’s large backpack. The parents exchanged little small talk before Sarah’s mom departed.
“Jason’s in his room upstairs, I’ll help take your stuff up,” Jason’s father offered. He led her to his son’s room. “Hey Jason, Sarah’s here. Her mother won’t be back until Monday, so please get along this weekend.” With the quick introduction over, he lowered Sarah’s backpack, and went back downstairs.
The two ten-year old children sat in silence for very little time before Sarah offered, “wanna play ‘house?’”
Jason bit the inside of his cheek, shrugged, and hopped off his bed. “How co