“Dad, leave us alone. We’re having fun building dens. We keep telling you, we don’t want to help you outside!”
“But kids, it’s really important. I need all the help I can get and we haven’t got much time left. I thought I felt some rain as I was coming in. This could be it.”
“Mum! Dad’s being weird again.”
“Noah, leave the children be and stop scaring them. Get back to your boat building and I’ll come out and give you a hand after tea. And Noah… please take that silly helmet off, you’re going to frighten the neighbours.”
A 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers.