1. Yay. 2. Fuck anyone who tries to act like they know you AT ALL but thinks you are doing ANYTHING but what you think is best for Sylvia.
To be honest, people don’t really say rude things, but I feel the, uh, uncertainty coming off them in waves and I stick to the things about the school that I know most people can appreciate. But this new acquaintance told two stories that made me laugh.
1. Someone (the bus that brings some kids in maybe, I can’t remember) hit a deer on the way to school. The animal control people told them they could keep it, so they brought it to school and hung it up on the newly built swing set (that her daughter had helped to build) and taught the kids how to butcher it. I don’t know man, that was amazing to me.
2. She asked her daughter about sleeping in and she replied, “Oh, no, we can’t sleep in [redacted] would hit us with his cane.” Which, especially after having talked to [redacted] today, makes me laugh even harder and which shows what a family they all really are there.
Wait, she plays uke now? WHEN ARE WE HAVING A JAM SESSION?
So, so far she’s built the ukelele and taught herself to tune it. Now she’s working on learning to strum and make chords. Aaron and I are zero help, so maybe we should get you guys together and you could give her some tips!