This picture came over the group text this morning. Here's Lily's explanation:
"This girl told her teacher she was frustrated when they talked about their feelings this morning. Reason being I wouldn't give her chocolate for breakfast."
I thought Lily was talking about herself being the teacher but no, it turns out that Maggie has two fifteen minute Zoom sessions a day with a teacher and other students. The teacher told Maggie that she was sorry she was feeling that way but that it's okay to feel frustrated.
But really? Could you turn that girl down if she asked you for chocolate for breakfast?
My pie last night was semi-okay. I ended up making a syrup with the juice from the guava shells and that added a lovely shiny finish to the pie and it was fine. Mr. Moon said he liked it and so did Jessie when she came over this morning. She brought the boys over for me to stay with a little while so that she could go to Costco. Boppy had to go to work and I told him that I was going to sit in his chair with those boys and cuddle them and watch TV the whole time they were here.
I mostly did. August sat on the sofa arm next to me but Levon happily sat with me and damn if I didn't almost fall asleep. That chair is simply soporific. We watched a Goofy movie about Goofy and his son, Max (who knew Goofy had a son named Max?) who went on a vacation together. I have no idea where Mrs. Goofy was. There was some theme about a rock concert and impressing a girl too but I sort of lost the thread about a third of the way through. Even Levon said, "This movie is incredibly long."
I thought he said, "This movie is incredibly wrong," and I agreed with him but no, that's not what he said. He kept saying, "Nong! Nong!"
"What's he saying?" I asked August. I always used to translate for my brother when he was young.
August, without taking his eyes off the TV said, "Nong."
But it turned out he did mean "long."
When Jessie got back she dug up some of the monkey grass in my future herb and flower garden. Or at least where I hope my herb and flower garden will be. She needed some ground cover for their backyard and had actually bought a lot of monkey grass from the nursery before realizing that it was the same as the shit I'm constantly battling in my own yard. I mean, she was paying for something that I'd pay someone to dig up.
So she and Levon and I dug some up and she's taking the other stuff back to the nursery. There were lots of worms.
It's really hard to see but Levon is holding one in that picture. Before we watched TV, the boys and I made bracelets and that is Levon's.
Those beads are all over this house which is the least of my problems.
The Past And Future Worst, if you will.
And we will be trying to heal and undo the damage that man has done for decades.