July 26, 2012
Creelmans - Round 24
"What?" she asked, coughing.
"Well, Maxie & Margerite had all those puppies. Where did they come from?"
"The stork, doofus," Christina teased.
"What? He's like 10! He should know these things!"
"That's enough," Tina said sternly. "Go get ready for school."
Christina got up from the table and leaned over to whisper "Doofus" before hurrying off to her room.
"I'm not a doofus!" Jayden called back at her loudly.
Leaning forward, she thought she detected the teeniest line...
"Oh what's so sunny about it anyways," Tina grumbled.
"Wow, you woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning!"
Jay sighed. "What are we going to do with her?" he asked.
Tina mumbled darkly about something like cellars and chains.
"Come on, I'll give you a lift to work."
He'd thought her Mom's hot rod was rocking.
"I just got the call. It's all over. My agent officially recommended that I retire. I've been put out to pasture..."
"It's true," Tina admitted hesitantly. Really, Maxie had already become a super star in his own right and all the other dogs were well on their way to the tops. Maybe if they trained them alittle bit more, they would rise up faster.
Feeling renewed & determined, Tina slapped her hands down on her legs and said, "You're right! Let's do this!" Springing up, she started calling for the dogs to come. It's time to get down to business, she thought.
"Sure! It'll be pretty easy. We collect a few samples and then do research on what type they are."
"Collect?" she repeated. "That's so gross! I'm not touching bugs!" Christina pouted.
"Well do you have a better idea?" Noah asked, cross that she was being so difficult.
They sat in silence for a few minutes because clearly she didn't have any better ideas.
"Wait, why am I doing all the work?" Noah asked.
"Oh no, you're not! Just wait until you see the poster! Besides, you're so smart and quick! I bet you'll have that part done way before I'm done with mine!"
Noah proudly nodded. He was pretty darn smart and quick!