Penelope went back to school today somewhat optimistic. I had the day off and I wanted to get some work done around the house first. I did skip out to the new cafe for lunch rather than eat at home. I need to remember leave the house more often.
But, well it was a bust. The only people I met were very rude and I completely forgot to take any pictures. The food was good, though. I think Cocoa and Nova would enjoy it, it’s got a hippy feel. Penelope might still be a bit young for it, though.
I made my way back home to cook dinner before everyone returned. That’s the best part of having the day off. You can cook dinner and go for a run at the end of the day without worrying about being too tired.
Welcome home, chickpea. You look happy. Did you have fun at school?
Mrs. Greenleaf asked me to be chalkboard monitor.
I clean the chalkboard and I get to draw a picture in the “art gallery” on the board.
The other kids were okay? You didn’t wear you outfit today….
It…it was fine.
Did you make any friends today?
I don’t think she has any friends outside of us and the people she’s met at the park. And they were all adults. No other children. It doesn’t seem right, but there’s not much we can do about it. The other kids shy away from her.
Nova followed her upstairs. The new library was gorgeous, it had so many more books than the old library. The original architect was KittyofPoland, although some improvement had been made. By the front door was notice board and that’s when something caught my eye.
Did you see this, Cocoa?
Oh! That looks like fun. Looks like it’s got a bit of everything. Art, science, cupcakes.
Do you think Penelope would like to go? I don’t think she has any friends here. At least not friends her own age.
I know, she acts so adult. I don’t want her to miss out on what being a kid is all about. This might be good for her.
Let’s ask her.