Dakshali is our host for the PPP challenge. Great picture this week. I can hear the glee!
Our image is courtesy of Pinterest and for the visually challenged shows a young girl in a crash helmet sliding down the stairs in a laundry basket while her brother cheers her on from the top of the stairs.
The lockdown had affected everybody, and boredom was rife.
With no schools open, and parents working from home, trying to make your own fun was difficult. Even watching endless TV had lost its appeal.
That was until Gary had a brainstorm.
‘Go Mandy, go!’ he yelled from the landing.
‘You idiot! ‘ she screamed back hanging on for dear life. ‘I wasn’t ready!’
Wanting to know what all the noise was about, their mother came out of the kitchen just as Mandy was about to touch base. Child and basket knocked the adult flying while Gary rolled about on the top step laughing his socks off.
‘Bloody hell,’ Mandy said then stuck her fist across her mouth as she wasn’t allowed to swear.
‘Bloody hell indeed kids,’ her Mum said trying to sit up.
Nothing appeared to be broken, including the laundry basket, and brother and sister waited for the fireworks to start.
‘John!’ her mother shouted. ‘Get yourself out here!’
‘Oh god, now we’re in trouble. Dad’ll hit the roof.’
Their father came out of the den and looked at the shambles of wife, kids, basket and helmet.
‘Ah,’ he said helping his wife to her feet.
She leaned in and whispered something in his ear which made him smile.
‘Right!’ he said.
‘OK kids. Gather up your rocket, sled or whatever you want to call it, and come with us.’
Twenty minutes later, two confused, bemused and then amused children were watching their parents sliding down a hill on dinner trays, screaming like banshees at the memories of their own childhood when all they’d had was cardboard boxes to ride on.