Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Hi Mum it's Sammy (clone 59 - part 11)
Assuming we don't suffer more earthquakes. That caused so much damage across town it wasn't funny.
Babies need so much time and attention. It's a good thing it's nearly Merry's birthday already. Of course, toddler need attention to but at least they can play and keep themselves occupied.
Mind you, his favourite is spaghetti and he loves being outdoors. So eating his favourite outside suits our son to a tee. If we let him, he'd happily stay outside all the time.
"Just making the bed."
"But didn't you start that ten minutes ago?"
"Sammy, you have to do it just so. The maid never gets it right."
Life with a perfectionist is a bit of a trial. I don't see the point of making the bed in the first place. Spending 10 minutes doing it is just...weird.
Big party later today, Merry and Charlie are both having birthdays. I know it will be good but our boy will be a teen? I really don't know where the time has all gone.
Oh wait, I was at the station for a lot of it. There are times when I wish I could just walk away from the job and just be a writer or something. Though every profession probably has pitfalls.
"No matter how many times I tell them how to do it, it's never ever done right."
"Dear, about how many times would that be?"
"Five or six."
"Since they were hired?"
"Ok, dear, I'll sort something out." Hmm, but what? The current maid is probably a complete write off as far as being cooperative. Sunny can be, intense, about such things. I better have a chat to the agency, get them to send their most meticulous maid. That's going to cost a pretty penny, I'm sure.
"Can I go over to school?"
"Kiddo, it's Saturday. I'd think your biggest ambition would be to stay as far as possible from school."
"They have a painting class today. Can I go?"
"What time? The party starts at 4 for your brother and sister."
"The class is this morning but I was hoping to go over to the museum after."
"Ok sweetheart but keep an eye on the time. The museum is a long bicycle ride from here."
Note to self, toy must be returned to owner by the end of the day. Donna will never remember it on her own. I don't want it to get damaged from being outside for days.
"Hey guys, sorry to be so early but I've got a game later. I'll have to split."
"Travis, what's this I hear about me being an aunt?"
"It's true, Aunt Amelia." Travis said with a chuckle. "You have a niece named Ruby."
"So, are you going to marry Sophie, now that you two have a baby together?"
"We haven't decided. It never comes up in conversation."
I have a feeling it is not going to take long at all for him to find out about girls now. They are going to be after him in flocks.
"Do you mind if I do the honours?"
"I'd love to take the baby to the cake."
"Our youngest is a teen and the oldest hasn't made us into grandparents yet so Marta and I don't get to be around babies as much as we'd like." Thomas already had Merry cradled in his arms. Merry was all smiles for him.
"Where is your lovely wife?"
"Unfortunately, she had a prior engagement. Otherwise she would have come, she hates missing a good party."
"Thomas, if you would be so kind as to take the baby to the cake."
I went to look for Donna's toy, she must have picked it up during the party. I couldn't find it.
Charlie's if is doomed to permanent toydom. I failed to know what to do for that one and he now has no association with it. That's ok. We have one, possibly two ifs in this family without his.