Lovar, spring, 2014
Faith is 30, Olivia is 8, Vivienne is 7. Walt Jones is 31
30. When did she turn 30?
She didn't feel 30 as she played with her daughter and took delight in finally beating her at red hands.
30 meant being an adult. Not wishing that your child will scoot over so you can play in the bathtub together
and pretend to be swimming.
30 meant caring about the names of the children your child brought home with them.
It meant making sure that they brushed their teeth every simday
not just once a simweek.
It meant being concerned that one minute your child was as sweet as pie to her doll,
then bashing it in the head the next minute.
30 meant spending money on healthy food, not toys and cookies to keep the children quiet and out of your hair.
It meant a proper house with a yard, not some dingy apartment with mold in the walls and spots that will never be cleaned.
If 30 meant being an adult, maybe 31 meant being a child again.
At least if you looked at Walt and his silly antics.
However, he was a devoted father, tucking in children for bed
and making grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner
and even leaving sandwiches in the fridge so the girls could have a decent after school snack.
Faith wasn't sure that she was what 30 needed to be, but who was.
I'm surprised that she's 30! She seems like a big kid sometimes even though she has children. They take care of themselves for the most part, especially Vivienne.