As usual the time was coming that I would have to say goodbye to one of my children
I had been distracting myself as much as possible but it was soon time for Jolene to leave the house.
Even though she had joined the family a little unconventionally, it didn’t mean that I loved her any less than my other children and I was sad to see her go.
We did take the time to take a family portrait before she left. I hadn’t realised just how long it had been since I had one done. I think that Caraline and Darlin were children for the last one.
It was still winter and so we seemed to spend a lot of time inside. Usually watching televsion or some other activity. For Beslan it was usually something music related.
Tylin managed to get herself abducted by aliens. We did warn her not to go out to look at lights in the sky but for some reason she ignored all of our warnings.
When Beslan did make it outside he made us all an igloo. When his hot-headedness overcame him he often escaped out there to cool off and even spent a couple of nights in there. Apparently it’s not as cold in there as it looks.
Siedre became interested in baking.
She cooks snacks for herself all the time which is probably a good idea when you consider that I have a tendency to serve up birthday cake three times a day. I can cook okay but who has the time?
The hiring of Bonehilda to help around the house has had some unforseen problems.
I forgot to take Adan’s neurotic trait into consideration…thankfully this is a fairly large house. I am hoping they will learn to avoid each other.
The activity I chose to spend my time on was inventing; an activity that I had only tried in passing before.
Having an activity that required my full attention was for the most part keeping me from analysing the Dale situation. Even though I had thought it could work at the time I was no longer sure. He would have to one exceptional guy to put up with what I had to do.
Mostly I thought it wasn’t fair to him but he wasn’t taking that as an excuse and had convinced me to let him move in when I started to show.
Dale was due back in town today and we were all playing to meet up at the winter festival. The children took an immediate liking to the snow-fighting station and spent hours pelting each other with snow balls.
I loved how each child had chosen to compete against their twin.
I had chosen to start making a snowman. I had thought that at least one of the kids would have become bored with the snowballs and come over to help me but I had ended up having to finish Mr Snow all by myself.
My youngest children were not the only one enjoying the Winter Festival. Careane, Tuon and Adora were also enjoying the day out.
Dale had finally arrived as I was talking to Adora.
“Hey, so sorry I’m late. I got caught in traffic”, he said leaning in to give me a kiss on the cheek before turning to Adora to introduce himself. “Hi, I’m Dale and I’m thinking by the look of you that you must be one of Lucia’s daughters.”
“Adora, and yes I am” Adora looked at him, “How did you know that?. She finally asked.
Dale reached out taking a strand of my hair between his fingers. “You have the same beautiful hair as your mother” he stated, his hand reaching out to take mine.
“Is it okay if I steal her away for a bit?”, He asked Adora.
As Dale pulled me away from the centre of the festival, I glanced over my shoulder at Adora as should stood staring after me in shock. I knew I would be receiving a phone call later asking me to explain just what was going on.
“I missed you” he breathed, pulling me into his arms.
“I missed you too”
And I did, whenever he was here I was sure that we were doing the right thing. When he was gone, I worried that this relationship was not going to work. That it was a mistake.
“So umm, you have probably already worked this out but…..I’m pregnant!” I blurted out. Even though I had agreed to let him move in before the baby was born the last time we had been together I hadn’t looked pregnant.
Dale’s excitement at the news was adorable. “So that means you are going to let me move in?” he asked.
“Yes, you can move in” I told him.
He pulled me into arms and kissed me and I was once again sure that it was all going to work out.
Dale also became very interested in my expanding waistline. “I can’t wait to meet them….”he told me.
Time always passes so quickly. Dale was often absent for unexplained reasons. When I asked him about it he only seemed confused and insisted he had been at home the entire time. In the end I let it go, even though his loss of time concerned me. In the future he was going to have to be extremely forgiving, the least I could do was reciprocate.
Just before I was due to give birth I decided to age up Siedre and Adan.
Siedre aged up into a beautiful teen receiving the Green Thumb Trait.
While her twin Adan became equally handsome receiving the Excitable trait.
When I finally did go into labour I was once again painting.
Dale and I welcomed three little angels into the simverse.
First born was Maeric who received the Loves the Heat and Over-Emotional traits.
and his brother Jheran who was born with the traits Loves the Cold and Couch Potato.
and finally Baby Number 75, a baby girl whom we named Niella. She was born with the Virtuoso and Brave traits.