May 10

Fortunately, the milk

fortunatelyWith mum away, Dad is left in charge.  Come breakfast, there is no milk.  Dad heads to shop to buy some.  Concern arises when he doesn’t return.  Brother and sister wait, eat dry Toastios, practice violin and ponder dad’s lengthy visit to the shop.  When finally he appears, with the milk, they demand to know where he has been.  He reports an adventure filled trip to the shop, in which he was captured by aliens, forced to walk the plank by pirates, and almost sacrificed to angry volcano gods.  Fortunately, through all his mishaps and adventures, he manages to keep the milk safe and sound.  Written by Neil Gaiman, this refreshing tale is a delight to read.