Small Problems: Up The Hill.

Jacob and Trish live in a motley neighborhood of houses, which ends abruptly at a broad field with a large hill in the middle -- perfect for sledding in the winter. Trish doesn’t know about the sledding, because she’s new to the neighborhood.

Sitting together on the hill one day, they watched the distant pines buzz in the late summer sun.

“We didn’t bring a pail of water,” said Jacob.

“You shouldn’t,” replied Trish, “the first time you go up a hill together.”

“I guess, I shouldn’t have brought this crown either,” Jacob said nervously.

“No, I think it looks rather smart on you,” she replied.

Do you remember the age before irony? Refreshing, isn’t it?