Thursday, November 29, 2012
Almost Dinner Time (Photostory)
Antoinette surveys the room. She wishes she had all gold chairs, but sadly she doesn't.
She takes a look at the table cloth and decides to change it before dinner. She thinks a white one will be much better. Nikaya enters the dining room.
"Mommy, can Nicole come over now, so we can play?" (Nikaya)
"No. She will be coming with her family in a few hours." (Mom)
"But she's right next door. Can I go over there, then?" (Nikaya)
"No, Nikaya. I need you here in case I need help." (Mom)
"But mom, I never get to go play with my friends." (Nikaya)
"Nikaya, I'm trying to think. Please be quiet." (Mom)
"Better yet. Go get your dad. I need his help." (Mom)
"Stop yelling and go find him." (Mom)
Tony enters a little while later, with a whimpering Kenaz in his arms.
"What's wrong with my baby?" (Mom)
"He bumped his head. He's alright." (Dad)
"Let me have him." (Mom)
"Awww, my poor baby. Are you okay?" (Mom)
"You look like you need a nap." (Mom)
"Honey, what did you call me in here for?" (Dad)
"Oh yes. I almost forgot. I need you to move some things in here so I can make room for the kid's table." (Mom)
"Why not just let the kids eat in the kitchen?" (Dad)
"Because it's Thanksgiving and I want the whole family together." (Mom)
"Daddy, daddy, daddy. Save me" (Zahara)
"Save you from what?" (Dad)
"Kaya is trying to get me." (Zahara)
Nikaya comes running in the room.
"Nikaya, what is going on? You both know there's no running in the house." (Mom)
"She threw my books on the floor." (Nikaya)
"Zahara, apologize to your sister." (Dad)
"I'm sorry." (Zahara)
"No, you're not." (Nikaya)
"She apologized. You need to accept her apology." (Dad)
"But she's just going to do it again." (Nikaya)
"I need you both to go find something constructive to do. If you can't get along, and let me finish what I'm doing, you will be spending Thanksgiving in your room." (Mom)
"Okay, okay. We're leaving." (Nikaya)
Nikaya turns and leaves. Zahara reluctantly follows behind.
"Ok. So I will make room for the kid's table. Anything else?" (Dad)
"No. I think that will do it." (Mom)
"I'm going to put him down for a nap and help the girls find something to do, before someone gets hurt.
Goodness only knows what this room will look like when dinner starts in a few hours. And by a few hours, I mean this weekend. See you then!
FYI - Zahara and Kenaz are wearing outfits from the clothes found in the trunk. Antoinette and Nikaya are both wearing outfits I bought at the recent doll show.