A Summer Thunderstorm



One summer evening, during a violent thunderstorm, a mother was
tucking her small boy into bed.

She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a
tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"

The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't dear," she
said. "I have to sleep in Daddy's room."

A long silence was broken at last by a shaken little voice saying, "The
big sissy."