Hi! It’s me! Lily!
And there’s a bit of drama today.
So the normal stuff: We went to church this morning. I still… well, you know the drill. I don’t understand it. Any of it. They keep talking about this and that and the other thing, and I just nod and stand up and sit down and sing and it makes no sense. But I guess they’re nice people. That’s why I go. I probably wouldn’t be where I am without them, so…
And we had chocolate pancakes today! Yum!!!
But… we got home. David’s still grounded from games, and, well… he blew up. I’ve never seen him actually blow up before, but he did. And the problem is, he wasn’t entirely wrong.
After dinner, He asked Sabby if he could play games. She said no, he’s grounded. He started whining and complaining, she said if he would just do his schoolwork then he wouldn’t be in this mess, and that’s when he blew up.
“Do my schoolwork?”, he said. “All you ever do is give me stuff to do on the computer and then you run off to bake stuff and dad’s doing his work and no one cares if I learn anything or not! Lily and Beth get to go to college classes and you just leave me alone, and then yell at me when I get bored! Why don’t you just send me to boarding school to get rid of me, like you did sending me to camp?” Then before Sabby could go off, he ran upstairs and slammed the door.
Sabby looked, well… both steamed and sad. Because I think she thought he was right. At least a little bit.
The thing about Sabby is, she has a strong personality. She wants what she wants, and she usually gets what she wants. She wants what’s best for us, but she is kind of a force of nature. Beth’s usually the one to stand up to her and tell her where to shove it, but David’s usually pretty cowed by her and just seethes. I think this is the first time he’s ever actually blown up at her.
She just looked at me, Dave, and Beth… then she went upstairs too. Then we heard the bathtub running.
I just looked at Dave, shrugged, and went to the corner shop to get her a chocolate shake.
When I gave her the shake, she had been crying. She accepted the shake, and then closed her door again. She and Dave have been talking for a while, and David hasn’t come out of his room at all.
I don’t think they sent David to camp to get rid of him. But… I couldn’t say that for sure. Maybe David gets to feel how he feels. Right?
Oh well. I guess these things happen. I need to take Marie for a walk.