Archive | December 31, 2012

127. Summer Chillin’

A/N: Have a Happy New Year! ūüėÄ

The kids had their birthdays and life started to take on some sembleance of normalcy.

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Ricky decided to try out the broom arena in the backyard.¬† I can only guess Holly or Alice had it installed before we moved here, because I would not have put up a broom arena if I’d had a choice.

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Later he danced with Rory.¬† Rory’s a real dance machine.

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It’s hard to tell who Selena looks like most¬†in her features, but I love her smile.¬† It really stands out.

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Nikial¬†has his father’s eyes but my magic.

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Though Richelle looks the most like me, I think she is more like Selena in personality.

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You’d think Nikial would have the advantage in tag, but Richelle always outruns him.¬† It’s the wolf in her.

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“Hey, Ricky, want to go to the summer festival?” I asked one day.

“I was actually going to ask you!¬† I’ve been wanting to go ever since it opened.¬† I wish Rory were home so she could come too.”

“It’ll be open all summer, there’s time for her to go yet,” I said.¬† “C’mon then, I’ll round up whoever else is home.”

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In the end, only four out of six of us made it to the festival, not counting the babi(es) in me.  I sat out the hot dog contest.  No need for me to throw up anymore than I already had.

“Ha, you two are so going to lose!” Ricky said.¬† “I’m the biggest, so I can eat more than twice what you can.”

“Yeah, well, Nikial and I are triplets, so that means us plus Richelle can eat triple what you can,” said Selena.

“That doesn’t make sense,” said Nikial.¬† “We don’t have one stomach that we share among the three of us.¬† So we really can’t eat more than Ricky can.”

“Oh shush.¬† Let’s just start,” said Selena.¬† “On your mark, get set, go!”

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“Oo ooze, oo ooze,” mumbled Ricky.

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Selena was focused.  Nikial kept choking and gagging.

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Ricky crammed his last bit of hot dog down, then held his hand over his mouth to keep from hacking it up.¬† “I in,” he mumbled.¬† “Toldja.”

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“Too late, loser!” Selena giggled.¬† “I’m a werewolf, we eat fast.¬† Neener neener!”

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Poor Nikial still determinedly crammed it down.¬† I wish I’d told him to stop, but I was preoccupied.

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I’d got a brain freeze from too many snow cones.¬† I can’t help it – those things are addicting!¬† They just calm me right down.

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“Look at me, I’m skating!” Ricky called.

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“That’s not skating, stupid,” said Selena.¬† “Yer flying.¬† Just because you’re flying on a roller rink doesn’t make it skating.”

“Yeah right.¬† This is how all the figure skaters do it.¬† I’ve seen them!”

“Figure skating is for ice rinks!” Selena shouted.¬† “Did all those hot dogs make your brain go mushy?”

“She’s right, Ricky,” said Nikial.

“Of course I am,” said Selena.¬† “I’m not stupid.”

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“Aww, come have some nice calming snow cones, guys,” I said.

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Back home, my kids listened to¬†my mellow tunes without screaming in pain.¬† I guess¬†I’m not completely out of practice.¬† Or maybe it’s my shiny aura that gets them to pay attention to me.¬†¬†No, I’m pretty sure they like my music.¬† It has nothing to do with my magic.

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I gave birth to Aston the next morning.¬† I wonder how much of¬†the Master¬†is in him.¬† Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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I try not to worry or stress about anything anymore.¬† My snow cones are the cure to all my troubles.¬† I don’t need to fret about some guy who may or may not be my husband, or about how my son is the child of a super-strong magical loan shark, or that my triplets are¬†descended from¬†a zombie-killer.

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I just got to chill, man.  And what better time to do that than in the summer?