The Snowbird

The morning rain was at first soft and warm but suddenly became heavy the day the parent-teachers' meeting was to be held. Generally Billy and Barbara weren't too happy when their mother called in a sitter to stay with them while she went out. But today they liked it because she would go to school and meet their teachers. Barbara especially wanted her mother to see the picture she had painted of a snowbird. "It's hanging in room 203," she kept saying.

Their nice sitter, Mrs. Russo, came in at three o'clock and Mother went off under her big umbrella. The children stayed indoors because of the rain and watched their favorite television program. Then the rain stopped, and Billy called downstairs, "Mrs. Russo, may we go out to play?" Mrs. Russo saw several children already outdoors, so she gave her permission, and Barbara and Billy ran outside.

Mind Precludes Manipulation
February 12, 1977

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