Sunday, August 21, 2011
Hi Mum it's Sammy (clone 59 - part 12)
"Yeah, Dad?" The lack of enthusiasm in his voice was very perceptible.
"How would you like a driving lesson?"
Charlie's eyes lit up instantly. "Nice one Dad, that sounds great. And then I can borrow the car, right?" Now there was the enthusiasm I was hoping for.
"Maybe Charlie, first you have to learn to handle it."
"It's a piece of cake."
"Wait till you've tried it, boy."
It's a bit of a worry. I hope she makes real friends at school.
"Seriously Charlie. You have to stay on quiet streets until you get the hang of the pedals and steering. Now start applying pressure to the accelerator." The tires squealed in protest as the engine revved.
"Now brake." The car came to a screaming halt and we both bounced against the seat belts. "Don't stomp on the pedals, Charlie. Firm pressure but not hard."
This was going to be a long lesson.
Hard to believe how fast Merry is growing.
I had been invited to city hall to celebrate my career as a Fire Fighter. A presentation by the mayor and everything.
Fortunately I wasn't far from city hall when the message came, so I made it with a few minutes to spare.
"Sam Grant, would you please step forward?" The mayor had arrived and it was time.
"In recognition of all that you have done, I am pleased to present you with this Key to the City."
He grabbed my hand in a firm shake as we both smiled for the camera.
"I'm Macy Monroe. I wanted to say how much I appreciated what you did for us."
Memory failed me, I don't remember any fires at a Monroe house. "Umm, when?"
"Sorry, I forgot that you don't know me. I work at the Science Lab. I wasn't there the day you were called in but I heard all about it for weeks after."
"How did Moe's samples hold up? I remember he was in a state about them."
"Everything was fine. You had it under control before any serious damage happened."
I'm really hoping that she grows out of this phase soon.
Poor Sunny still freaks out a little if she notices the baby eating toys. But Charlie and Donna both did it and survived the experience, I'm sure that Merry will too.
He meet with Tulip Tomasi. I hope that's not over reaching himself. While Thomas and Marta are good people, they are rich and their children have had every possible advantage in life. Tulip could be a rich stuck up brat. She could be a really nice girl.
I know, that's not really my problem. It's Charlie's problem.
"I'm sorry sweety but it's time to go inside. Can't have you getting chills."
"Sweety, you have to go in."
Sunny has an advantage with this argument. She just picked Merry up and took her in. Merry stayed sulky for a few minutes but she got over it quickly enough.
Poor Charlie - he was in the middle of having a teen party because the 'rents had a holiday. The game froze and on the second time, no holiday offered to them yet. So no teen party for the boy.