“Hey Momma, how was your day?” I asked when I heard her approach me.
Shea: “Good thanks, spent the entire day down in the Laughing Pit with my club.”
“That’s cool.” I replied as I carried on with my homework.
Shea: “How was school today?”
“School was boring today, but I heard that Axel’s teacher let him run the class and he started up a game of Truth or Dodgeball!”
Shea: “That was always my favourite game at school!”
“Yeah, I’m gutted I missed it. I hate being in separate classes!”
Shea: “And who’s fault is that? You two did kind of cover the entire Teachers’ Lounge with candy floss; which attracted no less than seven colonies of ants.”
I couldn’t help but chuckle at the memory of it. “I know, I know.”
Shea: “It’s not really a laughing matter Steven Stevens. If it wasn’t for a certain ninjapig, you two may have ended up expelled.”
Even though she used my full name, which is usually reserved for when I’m in trouble, I knew that she was joking; I remembered her reaction when the principal told her, she fell out of her chair backwards and literally started rolling on the floor in laughter.
That little fake lecture aside, she started to help me with my homework.
“Mum!” I laughed, “There’s no E in cunctator! I haven’t fallen for that gag since I was a kid!”
Shea: “Well, you can’t blame me for trying! What does it mean then smartypants?”
I knew the answer, “A procrastinator.”
Shea: “Hmm… Sounds like somebody I know.”
As I finished up my homework, momma made this startled sound.
Shea: “Oh! I forgot to mention, we’re going out to dinner tonight. Get yourself dressed and looking smart. We’re meeting your mother and brother there. Now quick-smart!”
It was no use arguing with her. I had planned to play my instruments tonight, but like I’ve said before, my momma’s only here for so long, we’ve gotta make the most of it. I ran off downstairs to get ready for our last-minute dinner.
I’m sitting in the lounge when I noticed someone walk up to the door.
“Huh, what’s Elsa doing here?”
Shea: “Oh look at that, you have a guest. Wow, she looks so pretty! You can’t turn her away when she’s dressed like that, you stay and entertain your friend.”
“Um… If you’re sure?”
Shea: “Of course I am! We’ll only be gone a few hours, have fun and take care!”
Momma gave me a quick hug and ducked out the side door, not too long after that I heard a knock at the front door.
Shea: “Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge!”
“Hey Elsa!” I said cheerfully as I stepped outside to greet her, “What are you doing here?”
Elsa: “Um… You invited me remember?”
“Oh… Yeah.. Silly me, I completely forgot, Momma was going through one of her routines with me, sorry about that.” I opened the door and followed Elsa inside.
“Make yourself at home, I’ve just got to make a quick text.”
Elsa smiled and stepped into the lounge, sitting down on the couch. I turned away and pulled out my phone, I had my suspicions as to why she’d thought that I had text her.
I’m going to have to change my password, and have a chat to my momma about this little thing called privacy! But before that happens, I have a beautiful girl sitting in my living room.
Hmm… Not a bad idea.
Well, here goes nothing!
*sigh* What a perfect night.
Best. Momma. Ever!!!