/Holding the twins off to the side of all the festivities, all three dressed up nicely and just observing for the time being/
Everybody’s all excited because there’s going to be a dance later. Let’s hope Mommy doesn’t try to drag me into that again… /sighs, then smiles/ but if she asks me to, I will!
[Lucia]: Dance meeee, dada!
Huh? M-Maybe when you’re a little bigger…I’m not sure you’re tall enough to do so even standing on my feet!
/Mason suddenly looks off toward the nearby Goddess Pond and points/
/Blinks, looking to where he’s pointing. There’s nothing there/ “Her?” What do you mean?
[Lucia]: /Waves excitedly/ Hiiii~!
/Looks over at the pond again/ …You two have done that at every one of these little springs we’ve visited.
/Turns his attention toward the festivities again, though this time, he swears he saw something out of the corner of his eye. When he looks at where he saw it, though, it’s gone/ Great, you two are making me go crazy now, for real this time!
selphius-josephine asked: *knocks on his door, carefully attempting to peak through cracks in the door*
/Attempting to take care of inventory between Lucia’s increasingly frequent visits from down the hall, excitedly squealing, “Dada, dis!” as she showed him one of her toys, when he hears a knock at the door/ Hm?
/Opens the door, then smiles when he sees the eccentric librarian/ Selphy, hello there! Can I help you with anything?
A learning… what? *shrugs* The letters do tend ta jump ‘round, I’ll admit. Though if ya tell me it I’ll remember forever and a day.
What does that have to do with- oh. *turns red* I forgot- I didn’t even think- is he a married geezer too? *catches herself* I mean, ya ain’t really a geezer but yer… yer freakin’ married. And yer this young. *shakes her head* I still can’t believe it…
*scoffs* Man, he still bothers with learnin’ that? That’s why I wear pull-on boots, ya know? * shows off her left foot* See? Slip-in, no problem! Keeps the mud off too, and they’re easy to clean.
*laughs loudly* There ya go again, sayin’ that geezer stuff. “Youthful.” Are ya sure parenthood didn’t zap ya all the way to middle age?
/Sighs, making sure to tread lightly/ Well, they’re more commonly known as learning disabilities, but I thought that might make you stop listening immediately. But also, the idea surrounding them is beginning to change. For example, people with a condition called ADHD, also known as ADD…attention deficit - that means “lack of,” so to speak - hyperactivity disorder, may have trouble focusing on one thing for too long. The hyperactive type may fidget and think about nothing but going outside, and the inattentive type would probably lose track of time inside their own imagination. However, while they struggle academically, they can be quite intelligent and creative.
It sounds like you might be slightly dyslexic. Dyslexia can make learning quite difficult, especially in terms of reading. Many people with dyslexia who aren’t diagnosed or treated may go on struggling academically, and…maybe even spend their lives believing that they’re stupid, which is far from the truth!
Oh, Ivan isn’t married, but he is a few years older than I am. He’s incredible, though. He had to raise his younger brother almost entirely on his own from a very young age. He’s very dedicated to his students, and he’s always kind and patient. And I’ve no doubt he’s worked with students who struggle in school. I’ll have to ask him.
Ah, that was just a bit of hyperbole…a gross exaggeration on my part. But really, anyone could be more mature than that kid! Always going off to fight monsters and leaving his fields unattended… /shakes his head/
/Laughs/ Well, I can’t deny I’ve had a lot of growing up to do! I’m lucky not to have gotten any wrinkles or gray hairs from it all…but then again, I find a lot of joy in it too.
Erik woke up in the morning, feeling like he was somehow covered in sweat. He sleepily got up and walked outside, ready to take care of his work in the field.
However, he was suddenly wide awake at the sound of a loud splash! that just happened to be caused by his own body falling into a body of water.
Heh. We only had one teacher, and that was Elder. He was… really old and tired most of the time. Still is, but he had more to worry ‘bout than just me- I think he was thankful when I dropped out. I know I sure was.
Ivan….? Is that his name? Huh… he sounds like good people. I guess… I’d be open to that. *fidgets* Maybe.
*smirks* Maybe… it’s nice to hear, at any rate. Thank you.
/Frowns/ Hmph. Well no teacher should ever be happy to see a student drop out! Ever. So, you need a new perspective! And…I don’t mean to pry, and I don’t mean any offense, but if school was such a challenge, it’s possible you may have a bit of a learning difference. So that would be a double whammy!
Yes, he’s great! And I know that he’s a guy, but I am too!
/Grins/ Glad to hear it! Farmers need to stick together! Even my next-door neighbor, who is so young and immature that he can hardly tie his shoes constantly requires my help! So, even if his youthful inattentiveness prevents him from listening to my wisdom, I do my very best!
[Arrives to the rescue, standing adjacent to Erik with the drenched child.] Still, when children are mobile, it is important for the parents to always be wa—
[Feels the light squeeze from below, peering downward at the child with a warm smile.] Hello Lucia. ♫ May I? [Extends her arms and scoops him up, holding him securely.] He grows bigger every time I see him…
[Charmingly giggles at the toddling girl, placing her face closer to her reach.] Yes, I believe that is a great idea. I will not mind at all! [Accepts the child into her other arms, carrying both.] You both have grown so big… gitchee gitchee goo… [Continues quiet baby talk as she walked inside of the grand manor doors.]
/Glad to see that Tabatha is happy to see the twins again, and also glad for the break from a stern talking-to (at least temporarily)/ Right then. I’ll make sure to be back soon, sorry to impose!
/After they go inside, he hurries back into his own house, grabbing some of Lucia’s clothes, some towels, and other miscellanea, before hurrying back to the manor/ Whew! /Takes a moment to catch his breath before standing upright again/ Bianca’s organization saves the day again! Otherwise that would have taken much longer…