“Lil’ Rebel,” said Mother. “Please try to be on your best behaviour. Your dad is sick with the flu. Now, hurry up and get yourself to school. I am dropping off your sister at school and then have to go to work.”
“Okay,” said Lil’ Rebel. “Is Daddy going to be okay? Christmas is only a week away.”
“He should be okay by then, “said Mother.
“Good,” said Lil’ Rebel.
Mother left for work. Lil’ Rebel grabbed her backpack and was heading out the door to go to school, when she saw Daddy coming down the stairs. He was wrapped up in a blanket and was shivering. Lil’ Rebel laid down her backpack and helped her dad lay down on the couch. She went upstairs and grabbed him another blanket. She then covered him up.
“Daddy,” said Lil’ Rebel. “Can I get you anything else?”
“I would like a piece of toast,” said Daddy, coughing.
“I do have to go to school,” said Lil’ Rebel.
“Why don’t you stay home and look after me?” asked Daddy. “I am really sick.”
“I could do that,” said Lil’ Rebel. “We are just doing reviews right now anyway.”
Lil’ Rebel spent the day helping Daddy and by the time Mother came home from work, he was feeling a lot better.
“I thought I told you to be on your best behaviour,” said Mother, when she came home from work.
“I was,” said Lil’ Rebel.
“How come I got a phone call from your school today?” asked Mother, angrily. “You call skipping school being on good behaviour.”
“It is my fault,” said Daddy. “Lil’ Rebel spent the day looking after me. She did a really good job, too. I think I am well enough to go to work tomorrow.”
“I am so sorry,” said Mother giving Lil’ Rebel a hug. “Thank you for looking after Daddy today. You might just get that tablet that you want for Christmas.”
Lil’ Rebel smiled and then went upstairs.
“I think she is growing up,” said Daddy.
“I agree,” said Mother.
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