Subject: Re: Close Encounters of the Icy Kind Ch02
Date: 23 Jan 1999 00:00:00 GMT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mumthra)
Organization: RadixNet Internet Services
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On Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:03:26 GMT, email@example.com 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
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