It was a beautiful autumn day in the mountains. Hillbilly Bob wanted to have some autumn fun. He went to visit his friend, Pete. Pete was at work.
“Can’t you take the day off work?” asked Hillbilly Bob. “It doesn’t look like you are very busy.”
“I can’t,” said Pete. “I took a sick day last week.”
“That is too bad,” said Hillbilly Bob. “It is a beautiful day outside. We aren’t going to get too many more nice autumn days. Winter is going to be here soon.”
“I know,” said Pete. “However, I am the only one here today.”
Hillbilly Bob left Pete to his work. He decided he would have a day of fun by himself. He didn’t want to waste the day away.
Hillbilly Bob thought about the fun things he could do such as go to the circus, go to the fall fair or go to a pumpkin patch.
“Hillbilly Bob,” he heard a familiar voice from behind him.
“Mother,” said Hillbilly Bob, turning around to see his mother standing there. “What are you doing in town today?”
“There are a ton of things I need to do in town,” said Mother.
Hillbilly Bob knew right then and there that his day of fun was going to be helping his Mother with her errands.
“I will help you,” said Hillbilly Bob.
“No,” said Mother. “You go have fun with your friends. I can manage the errands myself.”
“Pete is working today,” said Hillbilly Bob. “I really have nothing better to do.”
“Well,” said Mother. “If you insist.”
Hillbilly Bob helped his mother with the groceries, dry cleaning and a few other important errands.
“How about I take you out for lunch?” asked Hillbilly Bob.
“Oh,” said Mother. “That sounds like a lot of fun. I am hungry from all that running around we just did.”
Hillbilly Bob took Mother to the little diner in town. They had a really nice lunch together.
“How was your day off yesterday?” asked Pete, when he saw his friend the next morning.
“I had a very fun-filled day,” said Hillbilly Bob.
“I saw you with your mother at the diner,” said Pete. “Are you sure you had fun?”
“Is there anything wrong with a mother and son spending time together?” asked Hillbilly Bob.
Pete thought about that question before he answered it. It had been awhile since he had spent any time with his mother.
“Not at all,” said Pete. “Come to think of it, I haven’t spent time with my mother lately. I think I will take her our on my next day off.”
“I am sure she would love it,” said Hillbilly Bob. “I know my mother did.”
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