Thursday, April 7, 2011
a walkabout at the mall
"What's Hannah's Mom going to say, when she finds about this?" Syd looked at Ellie. They had managed to get away to the mall together. Of course, they were just window shopping. Later they'd find their real bargains thrifting.
"Well, Hannah likes LeeLee. And its stuck now. Charlie won't call her anything else and if..if you say her name, he gets..kind of mad. Believe me, its better than the other word." Ellie sighed as she was waiting on her vanilla soft serve ice cream cone.
"OK." Syd cracked up, wondering if she'd ever have to deal with anything like that with the kids. Silly nicknames after body parts. Finally, they got their ice cream cones, and walked toward HOT TOPIC. She couldn't imagine going in there now. They turned toward the BABY GAP.
"So, what have you been up too?" Ellie wanted to know.
"Well, I'm working part time at the dental place. Just afternoons. They missed me." Syd smiled. "Oh, oh..Kip is coming to visit."
"To your house?" Ellie gave her a shocked look, as if how could that be?
"Yeah, he's bringing that person he's with now. Gem. They'll stay over the garage. I hope they aren't expecting a master suite or anything. I think they'll just be here for a day or two. Nothing big." Syd shrugged as she licked her cone.
"Eric is OK with this?" Ellie couldn't think of him wanting Kip around.
"I think so. I mean, he knows, Kip should see Liz, who had her baby by the way." Syd guessed it was OK to talk about it. Liz had been all mysterious when it happened.
"Why didn't you tell me? When?" Ellie winced as if they should have done something for her.
"Not that long ago. She didn't want me to do anything, you know. All the snow coming, again, and well, she's got Munro." Syd shrugged.
"Well, did you see the baby?" Ellie wanted to know.
"Yeah, he's kind of dark and scrawny." Syd didn't want to go there on just who the baby-daddy could be.
"What did she name him?" Ellie said before she licked her cone, again.
"Coleman, after her father." Syd told her.
"I've got to crochet her something. I've been so far behind with all these hats Roger wants me to do." Ellie rolled her eyes.
"Roger? So he's with Amber now?" Syd so needed to catch up. It was good to be here with Ellie so they could gossip.
"Looks like it. Can you believe it? He's a monster. I think he needs some counseling or something. I just wish Kyle could talk some sense into her. But he won't even see her. He's afraid he'll go evil, or something." Ellie told her.
"Well, Olivia is glad she's back. I dunno. I just don't know, anymore. Those were the last two I ever expected together. And has anyone seen Doyle? Is he doing OK? I really wanted it to last between those two." Syd shook her head. It was like an illness of some kind she hoped to never be a part of. Breaking up.