Sunday, August 31, 2014

It's Morning! (and now its time for us to say goodbye)

You're almost there, you can't quit now!  (Nia talking to herself)

Just a little bit further!  (Nia talking to herself)

Phew! I am out of shape. (Nia talking to herself)

Morning. (Nia)
What's wrong? (Nikki)
Nothing. (Nia)
You went running! (Nikki)
So! (Nia)

You only run when something's wrong or you're upset. (Nikki)
I'm fine, and why are you up so early? (Nia)
I'm hungry. (Nikki)
You can't wait for breakfast? (Nia)

This is breakfast. (Nikki)
You want to eat a croissant when you can have pancakes? (Nia)
You don't have to make pancakes for me. (Nikki)
I'm not making them just for you, there for Julian and Tariq. (Nia)
Tariq and Julian left twenty minutes ago. (Nikki)
What, why! (Nia)
Tariq had a couple errands to run. (Nikki)
How do you know? (Nia)
He left a note. (Nikki)

Is there a problem? (Nikki)
No. (Nia)
Did you have plans? (Nikki)
No, but his going away party is later today. (Nia)

Were you suppose to go to the party together? (Nikki)
Nia? (Nikki)
Huh? (Nia)
Were you going to the party together? (Nikki)


I guess not. (Nia whispers)
What did you say? (Nikki)
No. (Nia)
Are you still going to make pancakes? (Nikki)
No. (Nia)

Are you sure? (Nikki)
Eat your croissant Nikki. (Nia)

Guess I have to pretend you're chocolate chip pancake. (Nikki)

 Down the road a piece.......................

Well? (Yolanda)
Well what? (Barbara)
Can I go to the End of Summer Splash? (Yolanda)
I don't think so. (Barbara)
Aww Mom, why not? (Yolanda)

Because you haven't packed and we're going home tomorrow. (Barbara)
I'll pack after breakfast. Can I go? (Yolanda)
Who else is going? (Barbara)
Huh? (Yolanda)

You heard me, who else is going? (Barbara)
Uhh.....Marissa and Juanita. (Yolanda)
Why would Juanita be going? (Barbara)
It's all part of Tariq's going away party. (Yolanda)
Oh. (Barbara)
Does that mean I can go? (Yolanda)
Yes....... As long as your sister's going. (Barbara)

Ten minutes later.........

Jay......... can I come in? (Yolanda whispers)
No.  (Juanita)
Jay, are you still sleeping? (Yolanda whispers)

If I say yes, will you turn around and get out?  (Juanita)
No, because I need to ask you something. (Yolanda whispers)

Why are you whispering?  (Juanita)
I don't want Mom to know I came in here. (Yolanda)
Oh god, what have you done now?! (Juanita)
Relax, I haven't done anything since you bailed me out a couple weeks ago.  (Yolanda)
Yea right!  (Juanita)

I'm serious. Walking around thinking I was pregnant
 was the scariest thing that I've ever experienced.
I saw my whole life flash in front of my eyes and it was not pretty.
When Dr. Lewis told me I wasn't pregnant.
 I promised I wouldn't party like a rock star ever again. (Yolanda)
I hope you mean that Yoyo.  (Juanita)
I do Jay. I really do. (Yolanda)

So what can I do for you ex-rock star?  (Juanita)
Can I hang out with you today? (Yolanda)
 I'm not going anywhere.  (Juanita)
Your not going to Tariq's going away party? (Yolanda)
No.  (Juanita)
Why not? (Yolanda)

It's personal. (Juanita)
Do you like or love him? (Yolanda)
What? (Juanita)
It's a simple question. Do you like or love Tariq? (Yolanda)
I love him but not the way you're thinking (Juanita)
Then why are you avoiding him. (Yolanda)
I'm not. (Juanita)
Yes you are. (Yolanda)
No I'm not!  (Juanita)
Yes you are. (Yolanda)
Yoyo are you asking me to take you to the party?  (Juanita)
Yes. (Yolanda)
Fine, I'll take you to the party.  (Juanita)
Woohoo! (Yolanda)

(KISS) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (Yolanda)
Yea, Yea, can you get out now.  (Juanita)
Gladly!  (Yolanda)

Why do I feel like I just got hustled? (Juanita)

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Sleepover pt2

I won again! (Julian)
OMG! (Nia)
 We ain't playing this game anymore! (Tariq)

I won, I won, I won.  (Julian)
Is he always like this when he wins?  (Tariq)
Yup. (Nia) 
Well, I won't let that happen again. (Tariq)
Excuse me for interrupting your victory dance,
but are you ready to watch your movie? (Nia)
Yes. (Julian)
Do you want popcorn? (Nia) 
Yes please.  (Julian)

Where are we going to put the sleeping bags Dad? (Julian)
I think we need to move some furniture first.  (Tariq)
Okay. (Julian)

Is this good?  (Tariq)
Yea, we can lay in our sleeping bags and watch the movie right here. (Julian)
Good, lets go wash up and put our pajamas on. (Tariq)

Fifteen minutes later.............

Dad? (Julian)
Yes. (Tariq)
Do you really have to leave? (Julian)
Julian, we talked about this. (Tariq)
I know but... (Julian)
Come here. (Tariq)

I have a lot of grown up stuff going on that I need to straighten out 
and I can't do it here.  (Tariq)
Can you do it here if me and Mom help you?  (Julian)
You and your Mom have helped me.  (Tariq)
Then why are you leaving? (Julian)
Because....... (Tariq)


Here's your popcorn guys!  (Nia) 
Thanks Nia.  (Tariq)
Did I interrupt something?  (Nia) 
Nope.  (Tariq)
Julian, are you okay?  (Nia) 
Yes, Mom.  (Julian)

Here's the remote.   (Nia) 
You're not staying? (Tariq)
Nope, I'm going to soak in the tub and read a book. (Nia) 
Alright, see you in the morning. (Tariq)
Good night Julian.  (Nia) 
Good night Mom.  (Julian)


Thirty minutes later................................

Mom, the TV stopped working. Can we watch the movie in here?  (Julian)
What happened?  (Nia) 
I don't know.  (Julian)

What's wrong Tariq?  (Nia) 
I think the DVD player died. (Tariq)
Oh, I have one in my room. I'll go get it?  (Nia) 
That's going to take too long. Let's just watch it in your room Mom.  (Julian)
Alright, come on.  (Nia) 

Here.  (Nia) 
You know you don't have to do this. (Tariq)
It's fine, you have to see the whole movie right?  (Nia)
That was the plan. (Tariq)
Then take this, I'll go get some fresh popcorn. (Nia) 

The Ninja turtles are cool aren't they Dad!  (Julian)
Yea they're some pretty cool dudes.(Tariq)


Two hours later.......................

That was an awesome movie Dad.  (Julian)
I'll be sure to tell Mike how much you liked it. (Tariq)
You want to watch another movie?  (Julian)
Aren't you tired? (Tariq)
Nope.  (Julian)

Can we watch another movie in here Mom?  (Julian)
I guess so.  (Nia) 
Cool, I'll be right back.  (Julian)

You know you don't have to sit on the floor.  (Nia) 
I know, I'm okay. (Tariq)
Come on up, it will be more comfortable.  (Nia) 
Do you think he's going to make it through another movie? (Tariq)
Nope.  (Nia) 

Do you have enough room?  (Nia)
Yes. (Tariq)
Shh the movie is starting. (Julian)

A short time later..............


Is he sleep?   (Tariq)
Yup. (Nia)
That didn't take long. (Tariq)


What are you going to do now?   (Tariq)
Turn this off and go load the dish washer.  (Nia)

Do you need help with him? (Nia)
Nah, I can do it.  (Tariq)

Did he go to the bathroom. (Nia)
Yup, we even brushed our teeth.  (Tariq)

Good night little man. (Tariq)

Nia?  (Tariq)
Yes.  (Nia)
Can we talk? (Tariq)

What's up?  (Nia)
I uh. (Tariq)
Tariq?  (Nia)

Tariq! (Nia)
I want you. (Tariq)
You do? (Nia)
Yes, lets go to your room. (Tariq)

Tariq wait. (Nia)
What's wrong? (Tariq)
Put me down. (Nia)
Why? (Tariq)
I'm not ready for this. (Nia)

I'm sorry Nia. (Tariq)
Don't be. (Nia)
But I just messed things up. (Tariq)
No you didn't. (Nia)
Are you sure? (Tariq)
Yes, I wanted that kiss just as much as you did.
Now just isn't the right time for anything else. (Nia)

Ten minutes later........................

Nia, are you still awake?  (Nikki)
Yes. (Nia)
I just wanted you to know I was back.  (Nikki)
Alright. (Nia)
Good night (Nikki)

Good night. (Nia)