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Friday, June 20, 2008

Connie 4got me, 2!

Continuing the convo they had while gardening, Connie pushed the shovel in2 the ground w/her foot, 2 make holes for seedlings, and told Mom, "U can baby-sit yr grandchildren w/out being overwhelmed, El. U just have 2 set sum limits!" She didn't continue talking until after she and Mom were ready 2 put the seedlings in2 the ground, @ which pt she continued, "U've got 2 have time 4 yrself, rite? U've DONE yr job as a parent!" [No, she hasn't! ME! Still here!] They put the seedlings in silently, then they both got up and Connie sed, "Let yr kids find OTHER baby sitters 4 their children--and just help out when it's really necessary!" Mom wiggled the back of her head and sed, "That means leaving my babies w/strangers!!"

Yeah, whatevs. I'm just tired of ppl 4 getting I'm still only 17 yrs old and I xxist and all. But I guess I'm kinda used 2 it. Jeremy's Mom is letting me stay @ their house 4 a while, and so far I don't think Mom has noticed. She hasn't tried 2 call me or NEthing.


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  • At 11:06 AM, Anonymous jeremy jones said…

    april, i like havin' u ovah @my house & ur mom haz definitely not noticed. my mom iz a diff story. ur stayin' in my room & i am sleepin' in the basement while ur stayin' ovah, in case ne1 like ur mom evah gets innerested in wut ur doin'. but, my mom haz sed if u get up in the middle of the night 2 go 2 the washroom & sumhow manage 2 get lost in the dark & end up in the basement by accident, u shud b a little quieter 'bout it. mom sez she wud prefer u2 turn on a light insteada trippin' ovah stuff & wakin' her up. az 4 me, i don't mind wen u wake me up by accident. i am yawnin' a lot 2day in my xxam & i noticed u r 2. i wondah y, eh?

  • At 11:21 AM, Anonymous michael patterson said…


    Formerly little sis. There are times when I value Connie Poirier as a neighbour. She doesn't spend much time visiting with Deanna and me, even though we are her next-door-neighbours; but she does spend time with mom, so she won't have to be alone all the time with Dad and you. That is a comfort.

    On the other hand, when Connie Poirier decides to stick her big, ugly face into our baby-sitter's life, telling her not to do to baby-sit her grandchildren, telling her to make us find other baby sitters who might charge money, telling her that she needs time to herself; well that is taking being a neighbour and a friend too far. April, we all know that, aside from an occasional Sunday where mom accomplishes the work of a lifetime in a single day, mom has essentially done nothing since her retirement. She needs baby-sitting as a way of filling her life with something valuable and meaningful and at such an inexpensive rate. If she doesn't have my kids, then what is there for her: Lecturing you on your bad behaviour, helping Elizabeth prepare for a wedding, correcting Dad if she can find him to correct him? These are hardly the activities of a retired grandmother. No, April. The woman who puts the grand in grandmother needs to also put the sit in baby-sitter. If you see Connie Poirier over there, badgering mom to do things that are not in her best interest to do, I hope you will chase her away with a big stick. Only be careful not to hit Connie in the face with it. I would hate to think of Connie as uglier than she is now.

    Michael Patterson

  • At 11:26 AM, Blogger howard said…


    My uncle Melville and aunt Winifred Kelpfroth said that they would be glad to baby-sit Robin and Meredith any time. They don't get around as well as they used to, ever since they got burned; but they move around well enough. However, they miss all the time they used to spend with Robin and Meredith back in Toronto. Just another option for your brother, if your mom does take Connie's advice.

    Howard Bunt

  • At 2:20 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    jeremy, yeah, i m yawing A LOT. thanx 4 the lil flashlite u gave me. that way i can find my way in the dark w/out tripping on stuff or turning on the big lites.

    mike, i m not home, so i can't b the connie poirier lookout.

    howard, that is a v. v. nice offer, but considering how mike feels abt yr auntie and unk, i don't think he'd accept. pls tell them thanx neway.


  • At 7:42 PM, Anonymous jeremr jones said…

    april, well that wuz a whacky convo. u wanna know wut constable brad luggsworth wunted? he wunted 2 sell me a service. he sed he wud keep an eye on u & let me know, no mattah how far away i lived, whether u were messin’ ‘round on me w/gerald.

    he sed he haz provided that service 2 lotsa peeps. u know how anthony caine always seemed 2 know every little thing ‘bout who ur sis wuz d8in’? u know warren blackwood found out constable paul wright wuz d8in’ ur sis & his gf? u know how constable paul wright found out ur sis wuz d8in’ anthony caine durin’ the bunt trial? u know how thérèse caine found out anthony wuz still carryin’ a torch 4 ur sis? constable brad luggsworth, or so he sez.

    he sez he can do the same 4 me. he sez i am gonna need it, cuz ur mom & ur dad have always liked gerald & they like him a lot bettah than me. jeez, he seemed so certain, april. it wuz scary. i luv u, april. i’m glad ur still wearin’ my class ring. double d pizza & get smart 2nite 2 celebr8 gettin' thru this week of xxamz? or do we hafta go n2 TO w/eva 2 try 2 convince duncan 2 give up hiz career az a squeegee kid?

  • At 7:46 PM, Blogger howard said…


    You are probably right about my uncle Melville and aunt Winifred. But at least your niece and nephew wouldn't be in hands of strangers.

    Howard Bunt


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