Monday, September 12, 2011
Hi Mum it's Sammy (clone 59 - part 14)
Nope, not depressed at all. Just a bit of soot got in my eyes.
"So, Donna, what's the homework assignment?"
"Politics, Daddy. We are supposed to explain how elections work."
"That seems pretty straight forward. Any questions?"
"How often are elections held?"
"The city holds elections once in three years. The state holds them once every four years. But there are a few things that it's once in two years."
"Daddy, that doesn't make sense."
"True, but we don't get to vote on how often to vote. It was decided some time ago by people who thought they knew how everything should work."
Actually, all three kids have managed to create potions. It's just that no one is willing to test them. It's good to see young minds applying themselves. Learning to make a potion improves their logic skills. However, drink some potion from random chemicals my kids put together? I'm not that brave or that stupid.
"This is Amelia. I quit."
"Yep, seriously. See you around."
I wonder if I heard that right. She quit her career in music? But she loves music.
"Sunny, are you all right? Did you really quit your job?"
"I did quit, Sam. I need change. I have been feeling so restless lately."
"Ok dear. If that's what you want." Maybe someday, someone will write a book that explains the moods of women and what to do when that mood hits. It will be a runaway best seller.
"I'm going out for a while, Sam. Think about what I want to do."
I wonder what conclusions she'll come to.
It wasn't long before the gossip mill spread the latest about where Sunny had gone.
"Just seeing you, beautiful, makes me hot all over."
"Do you really think I'm beautiful, or is that what you tell every woman?"
"Possibly not. It may take more then just one lunch."
"Thomas, you are such a charmer."
"Dear lovely lady, charm is my middle name."
I don't think I was the only one who heard whispers about Thomas and Sunny. Because it wasn't long after this that Marta announced she and Thomas were expecting another baby. Given how fond the Tomasi family are of babies, that should keep Thomas at home quite a lot more.
Unfortunately, this meant I missed a big event at home.
By the time I finally got home, all was quiet and everyone in bed. What good is being the fire chief if you miss out on family events because of work?
"You are still a gorgeous woman. Truly." Nope, no answer. Does she believe me?
The way Charlie was snickering later, I suspect that it was seriously not good. I wonder if my son had anything to do with the thousands of frogs hopping through school on Monday?
Thank god, my kids only have their friends over occasionally. Eventually, this many teens would surely add up to trouble.
Better have another talk with the boy. If the cops haul him home, he's grounded until he's 30.
"All the better for seeing you, lovely lady. Why on earth did you leave the theatre? It's just not the same without you?"
"Well, I've been needing change. I thought a new career might be it. I'm beginning to wonder though."
I feel like everything is is spinning out of control. Sunny is in politics and flirting around. Charlie is pulling pranks often and trying to order drinks at the local dive. It's only a matter of time before he comes the attention of the police. Donna is worse then ever about that invisible playmate of hers.
How do you handle so much? Ignore it? Lay down the law? Run away and pretend complete ignorance? Scratch the last, I don't run from anything.