Jesse is 54, Fiona is 51, Jeremy is 15
narrated by Jeremy
My mom and dad had their 25th Anniversary this year. They have been doing more date nights out of the house.
Dad got a bonus of $2000 since he dressed up for spirit day, even though it was the same day as his evaluation. His boss thought it was great commitment to spirit day and he had the opportunity to be a guest lecture at the university*.
I think he should have used some of the money to buy a cookbook. He's been burning things lately. Mom always giggles and says that he's distracted.
They also seem to be in a much happier mood since mom found a new job.
Uncle Bradford started his own law firm when the economy went south and apparently he has been doing well enough that he could hire mom as a partner of the firm. For a while I didn't know what mom would do since she was working back with politics again and she's always loved politics. Apparently she didn't love her lobbyist job that much and made the move to Uncle Bradford's firm. She said that the work/life balance was better with the firm.
I'm not sure why it matters that much. My sisters are out of the house and I will be graduating soon. I spend a lot of time working out and going to practices. My coach said that I have star quality talent and I believe it. Number one, I'm well aware of my talents and how good I am. However, I think I could get even better. Number two, there have been a few college recruits showing up to the practices and I think I even saw a recruiter for a professional team. The rest of the team is pretty craptastic most times, so I know they're evaluating me. That reminds me, I need to start working on my recruitment tape.
I'm not sure if I would like to go pro right after high school, or go to college and get better so that I can really dominate on the field. Plus mom and dad would like if I got a degree since even Jessica went to university and she just wants to be a chef. You don't need a degree to be a chef.
Robin isn't sure if she is going to university either, but she has more time to think about it.
I guess we're dating. Kind of. We go out at night-sometimes without permission-and we kiss sometimes. I'm not sure if that's enough to be in a relationship or not.
Either way, I need to seriously think about my future some more since I'll be taking the SPATs this fall at school. I really hate taking tests. Ugh
*The chance card called for Jesse being promoted to University Guest Lecturer, but I still need him in the high school. I gave him a bonus with motherlode instead.