Monday, December 1, 2008


Weird, i'm watching Samantha Who? right now. Jenn and I were just watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Ah, so many great memories.
Wow. Pictionary-Man-Game. Gah! Stupid commercials! Gah! Oh, wow, and soap operas.

So basically, everything was normal until the doorbell rang on Wednesday. I hid in the hallway, and Sasha called everyone into the entryway, and there was my new aunt, uncle, and cousins. Aunt Katie, Uncle Brad, Cousins Zakk and Zibber (twins, looking kinda emo at 14 1/2), and their older brother Tristan ( who was totally normal looking at 16).
"Hey! How are you guys?" Sasha asked.
"We're great," Brad said, rubbing Zibber's back with his arm not carrying luggage.
Zakk snickered, and Zibber elbowed him.
"Did you guys get a foster kid? Aunt Sasha said that you guys were--" Zibber asked, chipper.
Blake piped up from behind me, "Here! he is," he said, pulling me by the arm out of the hallway.
"This is Seth!" Jenn said.
Katie held out her hand to shake, and i reluctantly shook it.
Tristan smiled. "Welcome to the famil--hey...have you adopted him yet?" he asked me at first, then Blake.
Blake shook his head.
Tristan just kinda from Blake to me to Blake to me. "Er...welcome."

The rest of the night was a drag. I don't wanna tell you about it. Oh! And then the old folks arrived. Grandma and Grandpa Blackmore! Yeah! But Maama and Papi were really nice. They kinda got me away from the emo-twin-kles. Zibber even asked me if i was goth too. I just looked at her and said, "Nooo."

Thanksgiving dinner was awkward. Then we went around the table and said what we were all thankful for.
We started with Tristan and went around the table.

Tristan is thankful for: His girlfriend, his dog, and his family.
Zibber is thankful for: Zakk, the color black, and masquara.
Zakk said nothing.
Aunt Katie is thankful for: Her family, a good job, and for God's love.
Uncle Brad is thankful for: His beautiful kids, his wonderful, lovely wife, and a great job.
Blake is thankful for: His wife Sasha, his beautiful daughter Jenn, and that God has blessed him with his new son Seth.
Sasha is thankful for: Her loving husband, her beautiful daughter Jenn, and her new son Seth.
Jenn is thankful for: Her parents, her new brother, and for this wonderful dinner that Katie and Sasha made.
"Seth, what are you thankful for?" Blake asked, all teary from the touching thankful moment.
"'m to stay in?...A with?" I thought for another moment while the gang waited. "...and," I looked down at my plate, "and um...spoons!"
Everyone nodded solumbly, and then Zakk burst out lauging. "Oh. My. God." he said.
Well that was three more words than he'd said all day.

The rest of the time we were eating turkey. Everyone knowing everyone, except for me, and then they were always mentioning things and people that I didn't know about because I wasn't part of this freaking family.

Then they left a few days later. I. Am. So. happy.



7 people who have something to say:

Hannah said...


Cabbie said...

Spoons. Me too.
And your family? My family doesn't know me that well- I have a guy cousin a year older and it's like *awkward silence* most of the time. But if I start the conversation and attempt to be witty (if you ever meet me and I attempt to be witty, you will know the scariness of that particular endeavor) and it doesn't crash and burn.

Angel Wings said...

as I said in my e-mail...OH JOY!!! Can you HEAR the sarcasim...

Nano said...

*blinks* Ha. My family's crazier than yours! Just don't take us to an amusement park, and the world will have a chance of surviving the night. :D

Daniel said...

I like the name Zakk.


This is sorta like Fang's blog, right? Except you're not saving the world

Seth said...

how do you know i'm not saving the world?

Seth said...

oh, and cabbie? i don't have any family but my mom, and she doesn't remember me anymore. :(