things we know so far

16 April, 2011 @ 15:00, BGKY CMT

Scar­lett will inevitably be one of the cools kids. Pos­sess­ing an intri­cate­ly rhyth­mic sense of self, she read­i­ly demon­strates the abil­i­ty to com­plete­ly blow off author­i­ty that is required in the tru­ly hip. If you have seen the recent pic­ture of her on her pink toy-ATV, you will see her already being poised and effort­less­ly cool.
Ask me to send you a copy, if haven’t seen it. 

Apr 24, 2011 @ 12:35 PM EST, Abingdon,VA.


We—jenn and the grand­par­ents and me—are lan­guid­ly sit­ting on the porch while Mac tells Scar­lett, “Places every­body!” and then instructs that we, the audi­ence, must clap three times, which we do, and then pro­ceeds to per­form his one-act, one-scene play of The Drag­on1 and The Princess2, which starts out with Mac stomp­ing around, arms raised, as the “ter­ri­bly angry” drag­on while Scar­lett the princess gig­gles, hav­ing trou­ble remain­ing in char­ac­ter. Like most mod­ernist pro­duc­tions, the play does­n’t end so much as just stop. 

April 21, 2011 @ night

Scar­lett is pur­pose­ful and delib­er­ate when she goes to sleep; one minute she is awake, the next she is cud­dled up with her ted­dy bear, a pic­ture of reposed inno­cence. As opposed to Macon­nell who always looks like he has just lost a fight, knocked out by KO,3 on his back sprawled out, mouth opened, ren­dered uncon­scious by forces out of his con­trol, hav­ing spent every last iota of fight in him before suc­cumb­ing to the night. 

April 24, 2011, Abing­don, VA @ Late afternoon.

Jack had a rough end to a good vis­it. Hav­ing bumped his head on this and that sharp edge, he then tried to pick up a bum­ble­bee4 and learned quick­ly that it real­ly hurt. He cried for about a good five min­utes while we ran to get some Benadryl, but by the time we got it down him, he was already calm, but still gen­tly coo­ing poor me, milk­ing all sym­pa­thies. Lat­er that same day, he got his fin­gers par­tial­ly caught by a clos­ing door, but noth­ing seri­ous. All in all a rough day but he han­dled it with aplomb.

  1. played by Mac []
  2. played by Scar­lett. duh. []
  3. yes, it’s redun­dant []
  4. Xylo­co­pa vir­gini­ca []