We were all super excited to visit Granite falls. Well, except for Dad and Uncle Luthor. Last time they went on vacation their mom died.
See. They weren’t exactly jumping up and down when we arrived like the rest of us. But they adjusted and did end up having fun, eventually. We were kind of all scattered about doing our own thing. Mom went finishing and caught a gummy fish. They’re supposed to be really rare, but I guess this one didn’t know what it was doing.
Dad spent a lot of time hunting down bugs and studying herbalism. He was gone most of the time mumbling about locusts and walking sticks.
The first night, Uncle Luthor set up a fire and we all roasted marshmallows.
I’m not sure Elleanor like it all that much. But I had fun. I got to tell my super scary ghost story.
And we watched the stars.
Mainly though we just relaxed.
Before we knew it, Dad was telling us it was time to head back home.
Let’s just say dad wasn’t to happy with Shelby. Dad, it’s a cowplant, not a kid.
Oh – And then there was the time when Uncle L almost died by setting fire to the kitchen. That was hilarious.
Really we need someone with cooking skills in this house. I hear Grandpa Michel was an awesome cook. Didn’t anyone realized he was getting OLD? Both Mom and Uncle L are cooking some, but really the food is only okay.
Oh! And Dad also passed out on the floor one day after work, but I forgot to take a picture or something, cuz i don’t see it anywhere.
I saw you got a boyfriend at the park, Ari.
Haley’s isn’t a boy!!
You are impossible, Ell. Anyway you’re just jealous because even though you’ve already completed your social aspiration you don’t have a best friend like Henry and I do.
I do so have a best friend! I have you, right?
Yeah. You do. I just meant a friend from outside our home.
So you complete your aspiration yet? I’m working on athletic next, so I don’t end up like Dad. I know Henry is working on it too.
Well, not yet, but I’ve started playing the piano.
Oh, god, don’t remind me. The plinking is endless.
I’ll get better. Dad says that is step-aunt Mina was great at the piano.
Sadly you’re not.
Are you almost done with your homework?
Let’s go play or something, I’m bored.