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Jett Superior laid this on you on || August 9, 2007 || 11:29 am

A Recounting

Just an eensy brush-up on all the children and their ages:

Piper, 17

Sam, 15

Scout, 13

Mathias, 8

Lili, 7

As you might imagine, there is never-no-never any yelling on the first day of school.

This morning, as we were dancing around one another in the kitchen getting lunches ready and packed, I seized Scout up in my arms (she only just comes up to my chin and doesn’t show signs of getting much taller at all), squished her to me and hollered, “OH, MY BAYYYYYBEEEEE, MY EEDLE GIRL, HAPPY FIRST DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL!” I then went on fixedly and solemnly about my business, just as before.

She looked across the counter at Piper, smirked sardonically, and said, “See? I told you so.” She’d bet Piper morning breakfast that I could not let the moment pass without marking it in some way, so Piper ended up buying the biscuits this morning.

So that you have some perspective on this whole thing, let’s review what three-fifths of the Superior Children looked like the first day that girl started junior high:

:: three short years ago ::

The one on the left has quite long red and turqoise hair and some really smokin’ curves now. “All my friends think you’re hot, you know that?” Sam tells her. She is hot. And quiet and studious, which I’m told makes her hotter.

The one in the middle is nearly to my shoulder. He adores Bionicles and has recently started his own ‘zine with carefully-drawn comics in sloppily-rendered panels. He is a mad scientist and spastic elementary-schooler all rolled into one.

The one on the right is now six-one and has traded his specs for contacts; to quote one of my bests, “Jesus, he’s a handsome fuck.” He has exactly two interests: Guitar and cheerleaders. He is pretty effortlessly brilliant with the former while being flummoxed with regard to the latter.

I can’t believe the amount of stuff that has been crammed into the last three years….all the changes and adventures and twists of fate. Amazing.

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  1. Shamrock 8.9.2007

    Dang, they are cuties. But I’m all mixed up – today? The first day of school? You guys go year-round or something? It’s still the middle of summer! We haven’t even gone on our vacation yet.

  2. Jettomatika 8.10.2007

    I think we are quite likely working our way around to year-round sessions with a couple of weeks breaktime thrown about in randomish spots. The date creeps up earlier and earlier each year.

    I don’t like it. The actual temp yesterday was 102 with a heat index of 110. It was blisteringly hot. While the kids are car riders in the morning, they have to catch the bus home. Scout and Mathias were both recounting how little kids on the bus were getting sick from the stifling heat, and how a couple of the less-sturdy girls passed out.


    As an addendum, people who say that global warming is horseshit are out of their damn minds. Remember when we were kids? There were these things called seasons. They were magical. And had limits; they weren’t out of control.

  3. Shamrock 8.10.2007

    I’m not one of those says global warming is horseshit. I haven’t had to shovel up here in the winter two years now, and for 2 or 3 before that, it was barely enough to. When I was a kid, we had snow at Easter!

  4. R 8.13.2007

    I think I like your kids.

  5. Jettomatika 8.13.2007

    Well, how can you help it? They’re pretty much dipped in awesome.


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