Bill was to work a half day today. We have a joke about half days. How may hours are in a day? How many hours are in a half day? If you only worked 8 hours, you didn’t even do a half day, right?
“I’ll be home for dinner,” he promised Billy.
I sighed. Audibly.
I think I even rolled my eyes. How does the song go?
You make me…promises, promises…
“Mom!” said Billy. “Make dinner at 4!” A great idea. But it won’t work.
I left about 5:15 pm to go get the pizzas…with coupons I got two large take and bakes for $7.21. Not bad. Bill always calls when he’s on the way home, but he hadn’t called yet.
Knew you’d never keep…promises, promises…
By the time I got back, he had called. He won’t be here when the pizza is done, but it’s better than most nights. And nobody will burn the roof of their mouth.