Subject: Re: Close Encounters of the Icy Kind Ch02

Date: 23 Jan 1999 00:00:00 GMT

From: nospamum@radix.net (Mumthra)

Organization: RadixNet Internet Services

Newsgroups: alt.foot.fat-free

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On Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:03:26 GMT, tarla@xtra.co.nz wrote:

 

:There are times when I think I love Meg and Jack's kids more than I

:love my own.

 

Just for that you get a li'l Spunky Story.

 

We tried to talk with her about Kindergarten sign-up the other night,

and she surprised everybody by being really negative about it.

Ordinarily, Spunky is THRILLED to be going places that Sparky goes, so

the Elementary was SURELY going to be an easy sale. But then--NOT! It

was not! She was squirmy and surly and everything.

 

Jack explained, "I know you like your school now, but for Kindergarten

you'll get to go to SPARKY'S school."

 

Her lip came out. "I doan care," she said, "She's still gonna be

older'n me."

 

I took her aside a little bit later and tried to commiserate, "You

know your father is FOUR years older than me and he'll always be four

years older than me."

 

She was sympathetic. She petted my cheek and tried to say the nicest

thing she could think of, "Mama, you look so pretty," she said, "Soon

you will be the queen and Da will be the king and I will be the

princess." No mention of what would become of Sparky, and I was kind

of afraid to ask.

 

This was probably from Mumthra. Ordinarily non-contagious.

"So you'd have to take it on faith that it was in fact

a tentacle and not, say, a potato." --Jahweh Dave Lynch