Todd dipped his foot in the greenish water and yanked it out with a screech. “Are you kidding? It’s freezing!”
His older brother laughed from the water twenty feet into the lake. “Oh, come on, ya big baby. You’re thirteen now, so big boy up!” He took a couple of strokes toward Todd. “If you don’t come in, I’m gonna throw you in.”
Todd shook his head. “Nuh uh. I’ll tell mom.”
“Who do you think told me to teach you to swim?”
Todd whimpered and took a step forward, wondering what he did to his mom to deserve this.