Saturday, June 29, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
There was a knock at the door.
"I'll get it!" I yelled to my mum, standing up.
I was sitting in the couch just... Plotting, I guess. I was at a point in my war novel that I needed to kill off a character. It's a sad business but it had to be done.
"Jay jay!" A little voice screamed when I opened the door.
The next thing I knew, a blur tackled my legs and knocked me down. I hit the ground, sprawled on my back and two kids sat on my chest.
"Jay jay! Jay jay!" Two voices chanted above the laughter of their parents.
"Sorry about that, son." My uncle stepped in, grabbing my arm and pulling me up onto my feet. His dark brown eyes sparkling.
"That's okay! I'm used to it!" I laughed.
"Hello Jay!" My auntie Joan hugged me.
"Hello aunt. Whoa!"
Now I had a kid on each leg and they almost knocked me over again.
"Mum is in the kitchen and dad is in the garage." I told my aunt and uncle. They nodded their thanks. Uncle Fritz headed out to the garage, but aunt Joan stayed.
I looked at her questioningly.
She sighed. "I just wanted to tell you how much Fritzy and I appreciate you offering to watch the twins." She smiled at me and winked.
I shrugged. "It's the least we could do. We still owe you for watching George and I when we were little. Besides, there's two of us! It won't be any trouble at all!" I winked back.
"Jasey where's Gi?! I want to see Gi!" Willie yelled.
"How about we find her?" I asked him, ruffling his hair with my hand.
Aunt Joan laughed and whispered "good luck!" Before heading off to the kitchen.
With the twins still wrapped around my legs, I waddled back into the living room and chuckled at their happy squeals.
"You need to let go now guys! I'm going to go get George now. Sit still on the couch until I come back, k? Don't move!"
Will and Annie jumped onto the couch and sat, holding their breath and trying to be stone still.
I walked back into the hall and shouted up the staircase that lead up into the second story of the house.
"Georgie they're here! Come down before they go up!" I yelled.
"I'm coming!" Was the quick reply.
I chuckled again and walked back to the living room.
I heard Jason yell that the 'terrible twos' were waiting downstairs.
I jumped up from my desk and quickly yelled that I was coming.
I glanced down at the set of blueprints one last time, almost feeling guilty about leaving them unfinished.
Oh well. I'll finish them tonight. I told myself as I ran out of my room.
I clumped down the stairs while whistling loudly.
"Gi Gi, Gi Gi!!!!!" I heard the twins scream.
I jumped over the last three stair steps and collided full on with Jason, Will and Annie.
I was knocked onto my bottom, as was Jason, I had Annie on my lap and Willie had somehow managed to climb onto my shoulders.
"Hello loves! How are you doing?" I laughed.
"Good!" They yelled at the same time. Jason and I laughed at the same time.
"Why do we both do that Geo?" Annie asked me, her big brown eyes thoughtful.
"We both are twins! Jason and I do things like this all the time."
"And we do it at the same time too!" Will and Annie chanted together. They looked at each other, than at Jason and me.
We all laughed.
"Soooo... What do you two want to do while you're here?" Jason asked the twins.
"Can we play hide-and-seek?" Annie squealed.
"That sounds like fun! But what will we do the rest of the time?" He asked.
"Can we watch a movie?" Will asked.
"That sounds great! What should we watch?" I slid him off my shoulder.
"Toy Story!" Annie and Will yelled together. They looked at each other and giggled.
"Yes!" Jason fist pumped. "That's just what I wanted to watch!"
"And what else shall we do?" Will asked.
"How about..." Jason started.
"We play pirates?" I finished for him.
Jason smiled. "Took the words outta my mouth." He winked. "Again."
"Yes! We can play that one!" Will yelled.
"Awesome! This is going to be the best night ever." Jason yelled, standing up and jumping up and down.
I mentally rolled my eyes. He's such a kid!
Little did we know that this was the beginning of a great adventure.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
"Georgie! What are you doing?" I yelled from the bottom of the staircase leading up into the attic.
I heard a muffled shout.
I rolled my eyes and thumped up the stairs.
"Sis?" I called, knocking on the attic door.
"Yeah! Just give me... One...one min-"
There was a crash and I winced.
There was a scuttling noise, a scrape and then the door opened.
Georgie poked her head out.
I couldn't help but laugh at how she looked.
Her red hair was a wild mess with so much dust stuck in it it looked grey. Grease was smudged on her nose.
She glared and pulled her head back in. She stomped back to her project inside.
I followed her in and glanced around the room.
"Geez! How do you manage to get it this messy?"
Georgie stuck her lip out and pushed a pile of boxes out of her way.
"I don't have time to clean it up, Jay. I'm on the very verge of getting my invention to work."
I shook my head and started cleaning up. Correction: I tried cleaning up. I only succeeded in clearing a trail. Yeah, it was that messy.
My sister quickly forgot I was there and was completely absorbed into her project.
I grinned as I watched her work. The thing looked like a door frame with bars running around the outside, wires and lights stuck out every where.
We were twins, Georgie and I. I'm the older one by a full hour. We are both 15 and we both have blue eyes.
The only other thing we have in common is that we have one favorite talent.
Hers is inventing, mine is writing.
Other than that we are complete opposites.
Georgie is messy while I can't stand to have anything out of place, I'm quiet and serious while Georgie is outgoing and loud and I LOVE food while Georgie eats only enough to keep herself alive.
Speaking of food I wonder what's for dinn- oh yeah! I remembered why I was up here.
"George! I was coming up to tell you that the terrible twos are coming up. We're going to babysit while Aunt Joan and Uncle Fritz go out to dinner with mum and dad."
Georgie was screwing something up high, almost out of her reach. At the word 'babysit' she dropped the wrench on her foot.
"Ouch!" She shouted, jumping on one foot and holding the other.
She almost tripped and fell, but I caught her arm just in time.
Jason pulled me up.
My jaw was on the floor, I swear.
"The terrible twos?!" I shouted.
Jason covered his ears.
I scrambled toward the door and locked it.
Jason was laughing really hard. Like, bent over holding his sides and crying.
"Dude! Breath!" I bonked him on the head.
He gasped for breath.
I glared at him. If looks could kill he'd soooo be dead.
"S-s-orry." He started laughing again, but this time not as hard.
"Why are they coming?"
"Today is Aunt Joan's and Uncle Fritz' anniversary! Mum and dad were talking about it and I offered to babysit while they went to dinner and a movie or something." He wiped tears from his face.
I stared at him with disbelief. "Jay! How could you do this to me?!"
He rolled his eyes.
"They deserve to have grown up time, George."
"Do you remember what happened last time we babysat Will and Annie?" I demanded.
He frowned slightly but his bottom lip twitched, a sign that he's trying not to smile.
"Will booby trapped you room! He put Legos all over the floor and dumped your waste paper basket on top of them so when you thought you were stepping on paper you got a sharp surprise."
"You did that to aunt Jo when you were that age!" He pointed out. "And anyhow, he ended up helping me with my book. I found a paper that completed the plot while I was cleaning it all up."
"What about what Ann did to me?"I persisted.
"All she did was rip up some papers then put them under your blankets." He shrugged, smiling.
I huffed. "She ripped up my blue prints!!!"
"So? You ended up drawing even better ones."
"You've got a point."
"Yep." He started chuckling. "Them getting us like that was a surprise. Do they remind you of any other twins we might know?"
I grinned and we high-fived.
It's not that I have anything against Willy and Annie, they are just a handful.
Tonight is going to be fun. Note the sarcasm?