Moving Day, Age 2 or 3?

A small boy sitting at a children’s table in the first-floor front hallway.                                      Movers talking, going up and down the stairs, sweeping past him carrying furniture.
To distract him, his mother has made fresh chocolate pudding  on the stove, puts it in a bowl to cool on his table while he waits.
He watches a ‘skim’ form on top first, and then he digs in.
The ‘skim’ scraped aside–below, the first spoonful is still warm and sweet.
The boy stays at the table as he’s been told to, even after the pudding is gone,                          as the movers keep coming in and going out the front door                                                            until there is no more noise and he realizes suddenly they are gone.

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