We’ve been trying to eat dinner together every night, to stay close as a family.
Quincy – What’s a “royal bloodline”? Like kings and queens and dragons and castles? Like my dollhouse castle? Hey, speaking of “bloodlines,” where do babies come from?
He’s too smart for his own good.
Overall, they took it very well, and Quincy believes the stork story for now (well, I may have embellished a bit and told her it was a magic dragon in the form of an elven princess who brings babies to their parents. What? It’ll be easier to transition into the real story someday…’The dragon-elves are disguised as nurses in this world…’). Most importantly, I told them that with great power comes great responsibility, and that they have expectations to live up to, being legacy kids.
Sawyer – “If I’m going to be part of a great legacy, I need a great computer!”
Jordan – “I’ll think about it.” To be honest, I’m just tired of sharing my own computer.
Jordan – “Did you break the computer again?!”
When he isn’t breaking my computer, he’s working hard to get an A in school. No matter how stressed he may be, the first thing he does after school is finish his homework, and occasionally some extra credit work. Then he spends the rest of the night holed up in his room experimenting with his wizard set. A geek after my own heart. Sawyer – “I know I’m cute. And smart. And the heir.”Quincy studies hard all day to keep up with her brother, but it just doesn’t come as naturally to her, and she gets overwhelmed easily. We let her relax after school, and after dinner either Archer or I help her with her homework.Sage comes over to babysit while Archer and I are at work. Sawyer usually hides out in his room, but Quincy loves her. She even stays for family meals.
Sawyer – “Mom, a long-lasting relationship should not be based on appearance, as everyone will eventually age up to the elder life stage and become wrinkly and saggy.”
Jordan – “That’s great! I’m happy for you. I can’t wait until there are mini Sages running around the house – these kids need some playmates.”Sage – “You two had better be careful or you’ll have more mini-Jordans running around the house!” Sawyer – “Flirting as one did before marriage is a sign of a healthy relationship. Woohoo is also vital to a healthy marriage.”
Sage – “Well, I guess I know who to go to for marriage counseling some day!” While Sawyer continued giving Sage relationship advice (like I said, too smart for his own good), I helped Quincy finish her homework, then got the kids to bed. I walked by the living room to say goodnight to Sage, and I almost had a heart attack. Why, you ask?
It has a fireguard. Does that mean nothing to you, EA?! (Photos from literally the day before.) Just find your happy place. You have grilled cheese. The fireplace isn’t possessed by demon-baby-Quincy. You have grilled cheese.
Hidden insane trait…? I think so. Archer likes to sleep in the jacuzzi tub. I don’t blame him, since he has actually been caught on fire, and you never know when the fireplace will randomly start burning the house down. We had a sprinkler system installed in Sawyer’s room, just in case his wizard set catches fire. Surprisingly, he hasn’t lit the house on fire once! Sawyer – “This surprises you, why? I’ve already maxed my mental skill and have almost as much logic skill as you.” Sawyer – “I know what I’m doing.” Sawyer – “99.9% of the time.” Quincy – “Hey, dad!”
Archer – “Yeah…that sounds safe…good idea.”So Quincy got a violin. Archer is putty in her hands. We also bought her a tv for her room, because she’s lazy and loves to watch hours upon hours of tv (and we don’t really want her in the living room…and I don’t really want to be in the living room…).Over the weekend, Quincy spent her days drawing animals and monsters for her wall. Archer kept Sawyer occupied with
many a few rounds of chess.
Quincy – “Hey daddy, look at my picture!”
Archer – “It’s beautiful! You’ll be a famous artist someday!”
Sawyer – (poker face) “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” What have I been doing all weekend? Just memorializing my family with the Book of Life. Actually, three Books of Life: Archer’s, Sawyer’s, and Quincy’s…No biggie.