Peanut and Singularity were getting along just swell these days. You’d think they were brother and sister! Or, well, something.
Christof started his day cleaning up after the bathtub that had been broken for three days. He’s such a responsible boy.
Maybe I should fix the bathtub.
Hetal made breakfast.
But then her carpool showed up, so left everything out on the counter and dashed out to work complaining about how hungry she was. We had a fridge full of leftovers she could have eaten instead.
The kids all caught the school bus.
And then everyone was gone, leaving their breakfast mess behind them.
I swear. The things I won’t do for this family.
Just as I’d finished loading the dishwasher, Erin showed up back at home.
“Why aren’t you at school, you lady??” I demanded.
Erin grinned. “There’s no school!” she said. “It’s a snow day!”
Apparently, they played in the school yard all day, then took the bus back home.
It was like hooky in reverse — going to school when you’re not supposed to instead of ditching it when you are.
Just as the teens got home from “school,” my home fire alarm went off.
I dashed off to do my duty as a hero.
And what do you know? It was Jules MacDuff. Haven’t heard from him in a while.
I think he’s MacDuff-Slymer or something now. He married that ghost who has been stalking Chauncey for her whole unlife.
This fire was a big spectacle. Everyone on the block came over to freak out.
Saving Jules’s life was very satisfying.
Though when I asked him to leave, he decided to just stay and play foosball while I saved the rest of the house. He has a lot of confidence in me, considering what an ass he was to my wife. I’m sure that’s all water under the bridge at this point in our lives. SURE.
With the fire extinguished and everyone saved yet again, I headed outside to address my adoring fans.
They all started to hoot and wave noisemakers at me. It was so nice to be loved.
And then a strange feeling overcame me….
And I got old.
I could have picked a better place to do that than the front steps of my wife’s ex-boyfriend’s house.
Ah well. What’s done is done. I headed home to show the new me to the most important person in my life.
Hetal didn’t seem to mind at all.
She let me know I was just as sexy to her as ever.
In the best way possible.
It really is nice to be loved.
I have got to start posting again because Erin has already taken over in gameplay and is about to have her first kid!!
It appears that kids always leave on the bus on a snow day. Way to defeat the purpose of a snow day. I think I will consider it legal in the future to cancel that action.
I was kind of misty-eyed about this one because it signals the beginning of the end for Allison. She’s been a lot of fun.
I rather liked the blue flower hair she aged into. It seemed kind of appropriate. But I finally decide she had to have her old hair back and changed in when I gave her a makeover.