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The babysitters

April 6, 2011

They made note of the dangers, of the sharp edges and small biting mouths. They developed escape plans and taped them to the backs of closet doors, because it’s wiser not to leave before grabbing a jacket or sweater. They held conversations in the back yard where they could not be overheard. It is important to watch out around the varmints, one said to the other. It is important to maintain solidarity at all times.

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