"I had never heard my father swear and now she was letting me get away with it."
This story takes place in the family's duplex in North Dakota. The boys father got a new job offer and he chose to take to job even though he was fairly happy with his current job.
The boy's parents
The boy is confused on why his mom is acting different. The boy starts asking his mother whats wrong and she just starts to cry and tells him to go have fun and enjoy life.
You need to get here right away!
The narrator explains how the boy starts to get awayh things that he never could so before. His mother slowly started to not care about what he did. When he would swear his mother would normally punish him, but she didn't anymore she was just to tired.
The narrator starts to explain the dream this boy is having. It's about him losing his mother. All of a sudden he wakes up and hears his dad talking on the phone with a doctor saying how "sick she was" the boy knew it was his mother and started to piece together everything.
We need a doctor!
The boys father sees him coming around the corner and tells him to go back upstairs this just makes his assumptions about his mother being really sick true to him.
His father comes upstairs and tells the boy that the ambulance came and took his mother. The boy prepared himself for his mothers