Play Date…

Dishes fill the sink, chocolate milk drips on the floor. A blanket fortress fills the room as cartoons blare on the television. My wife glares at my makeup covered face. I hold our four-year-old daughter, and meekishly say, “It was…her… idea?”




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R. Todd

MFA from the Queens University of Charlotte ('21), BA in English from the University of Central Florida ('17), Group leader for the Florida Writers Association since 2019, member of AWP and ACES.

11 thoughts on “Play Date…”

    1. I found this charming. The details tell us that dad was left at home to watch the preschooler without ever having to use those words. Plus, I like how the answer is ambiguous: is the 4-year-old in charge or is Mom? My one bone to pick is “meekishly.”

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