For a young child, Ned was set in his ways and did not react at all well to change. He didn’t like to travel to unfamiliar places, where people spoke, looked, dressed, and behaved differently from him.
When Ned’s father told him that the family would be traveling to his grandparents’ home in Slovakia for a few weeks, Ned’s eyes turned watery and he stubbornly said he would not go.
“Ned’s reticence to travel should give you no cause to repine,” the teacher said. “Make a game of it. The photo you showed me of the village your parents live in reminds me of Disneyland. Just tell him you’re taking him to Disneyland. He’ll be excited.”
“You seriously want me to lie to my kid?” Ned’s father asked incredulously.
“Hey,” the teacher said, “He’s only eight. He’ll get over it.”
Written for these Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: Maksym Harbar @ Unsplash. Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (watery), Ragtag Daily Prompt (Phobia), The Daily Spur (teacher), My Visual Blog (hint), and Your Daily Word Prompt (repine).