Play Day Soup for the Teenage Soul

“Me oi, con muon di choi va an kem!” I had just found my mom within the crowd of parents trying to snatch up their kids and now all I wanted to was to get some ice cream from the truck and go home to my friends. School had been the usual bore and today, we had practiced cursive and I was super proud of my myself for achieving the letter r. And now, I couldn’t wait to get my Popsicle shots! After walking and eating for a bit, my mom and I walked past the gate indicating my neighborhood. Up ahead, I could hear my friends starting up the game of freeze tag. Of course, I let my mom walk me to the playground before giving her a peck on the cheek and running to join the game. Today, I was determined not to be “it”.

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