colourful Jelly Beans
colourful Jelly Beans
Photo by Amit Lahav on Unsplash

Jelly Beans & School Playground Love

Two kids are talking, it’s cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, and the teacher who’s doing monitor duty refuses to allow the kids into the classrooms. When the sports whistle signals that breaktime is over, the kids can go into the warmth. Apparently, freezing your knees off in winter weather is good for you.

The boy is pulling at his braces that hold up his shorts. His dad told him, men wear them, and it makes you look dapper. He hates them because the clips that adjusts the length is cutting into his shoulder muscles and making his arms feel fuzzy. The girl is staring at him while he twangs the elastic braces outwards. She thinks he’s stupid.

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