I am the proud kid sister of a corporate climber! Caitlin called to tell me she’s been promoted into middle management. I think that’s pretty high. She was really excited about it anyway.
She still hangs out with her twin a lot, which I think is sweet. I’m not sure they were that close when they actually lived together.
Deanne has given up on girls for a while and is focusing on her garden. It seems to be working out better for her.
And Caitlin’s youngest daughter is a child! I can’t believe time has passed so quickly.
Yup. She’s definitely a Wonderland.
As for me, I’m just THE new security consultant for City Hall. After I exposed the Mayor’s corruption, they fell all over themselves to get me on the payroll.
They even made up a new award, just so they could give me a medal.
It’s a nice fashion accessory, if I do say so myself.
I got out of my consultation with the city cabinet late, and I needed to do some research,
so I headed over to the library.
It has a pretty extensive collection of financial records.
I found evidence of embezzlement! That got me a promotion and a hefty finder’s fee.
I was so busy, I decided not to head home to watch over the kids at dinnertime. I mean, how bad could it be?
They’re smart kids, and I provide them a great example of personal responsibility. I’m sure they can get themselves to bed.
Well, that’s what I thought, anyway. I found out later that they stayed up all night.
When I got home, Irene was looking for her energy at the bottom of a coffee mug. “Who needs sleep when you have caffeine?” she said.
Franklin was even too tired to complain about the art.
“I’m not sure I can go to school today,” Gideon said. “I’m not feeling so well.”
I wasn’t terribly sympathetic. “I bet you aren’t,” I said. “You’re going anyway.”
So they all grabbed their brooms and trooped off to school.
Where I hear the the school day was delayed by a rampaging werewolf.
I was just finishing breakfast when Franklin walked in the door.
“What the heck are you doing here?” I cried. “You’re supposed to be at school!”
“I thought you’d be out on a case by now!” he said. “I just wanted to grab a bite to eat!”
He headed to the fridge to grab a pack of blood, but he didn’t make it.
He could have slept in his own bed, but I guess the kitchen tile will do when you’re a pigheaded teenager.
When he picked himself up off the floor, I handed him his broom.
“I have to go back to school, huh,” he said.
“You got it in one guess,” I replied. “And I’m going to follow you there to make sure you go in.”
This time, Franklin made it in, just in time to fall asleep in math class.
So what did I see standing outside in the schoolyard?
“Giddiyup little horsey!” Gideon cried. “Oh, Mom, I didn’t see you there.”
“What in Simworld are you doing??” I shouted. “Are you crazy?”
“Yeah, Mom!” he said. “I got it from you!”
Then he ran away from me…
…and flew all the way home.
“All, right then,” I said, “I’ll drive you to school.”
So I escorted him into the van.
“I think school just let out,” Gideon explained.
Why do I bother??
After school, Irene headed to the campus coffee shop to load up on more caffeine. I think she’d been up more than 24 hours at this point, but she was going strong.
Justin passed out from exhaustion as soon as he stepped out of the school.
His cousin Ben, Caitlin’s older kid, stopped to make sure he was all right. Then, instead of helping, he just stood there and leered for a while.
Clearly my sister is raising her kids right.
Once Justin picked himself up and headed home, it was Franklin’s turn.
“Aiee! Not the sunlight!” he wailed.
So at least he passed out in the shade.
At home, Justin went up to his bedroom and stood staring at his bed as if trying to figure out what to do with it.
But figured it out before I came up there to shove him bodily into bed.
Franklin didn’t seem so conflicted.
All these vampire kids prefer William’s old tomb.
Whew. Now that’s over. I hope.
Passing out: 19 + 3 = 22
Well, that was a traumatic first game session back on the ISBI. After staying up all night, both older boys queue dropped their go-to-school action from fatigue and went home. Erin tried to drive Franklin back in the Motive Mobile, but he pushed back to school by himself while she was executing her action, so she ended up driving to school by herself and finding Gideon — who then went home, and lather rise repeat.
I’m not counting Gideon passing out from seeing a werewolf transform. That’s not about needs. Apparently, that happens in the school entrance line EVERY DAY. Is there some reason the town teen wolves feel the need to transform while going to school every day? Also I think that puddle at school is from students peeing themselves in terror…. ew.
On the positive side, Erin topped her career! Sadly, that doesn’t get her a LTW. It’s still cool, though, and it should help with her pension when she retires. This family is not exactly rolling in the money.
Two more posts before the passing of the torch!