May 17, 2012
Reeds (2) - Round 22
Rosa's breath caught. "I'm so sorry Wilhemenia. I just wasn't a painter at that time!"
"But you didn't take any pictures of me or anything! Do you like William more because he's a boy?"
Rosa stroked Wilhemenia's cheek. "No sweetheart. I'm so sorry you feel that way! I was just in a different place in my life. And I've only just discovered art! I'll do one of you now, if you'd like."
Wilhemena instantly lit up. "I'd love it, Mom!"
Rosa smiled & took a bow as her family & friends clapped & wished her birthday congratulations.
William giggled. "I'm your ONLY son, Mom!"
Rosa wiped the tears from her eyes and put her arm around Wilson's shoulders. "Wilhemenia! Show some respect! We're still in mourning for Gaeron. Please think of someone other than yourself!"
Glaring, she stuck her tongue out at the stupid painting. It wasn't fair! Mom had promised to paint a picture of her after she finished William's toddler picture. But then she'd just had to work on Grandma Amy's picture as a surprise for Dad after Gaeron withered up, & then she'd started another one of her dweeby brother.
She just thought it was weird that everyone acted like it was completely normal to be surrounded by a bunch of spawned talking plants.
How embarrassing was that?!