This summer’s birthdays start out with the Norman twins turning one.
Sinjin can honestly say that he loves his job. He was never one of those people who knew from a young age what they wanted to do. He used to be envious of the kids at school who swore that they would doctors or lawyers or teachers or writers. Sinjin never had a clear idea of what he wanted or could do.
Then his “lost” years came along and then rehab. Jumping from one dead end job to another became a sort of career for him. But Audrey made him want more, made him want a job he could be proud of, a real career he could work hard at.
“Gross,” Baine mutters as he walks into the house after spending the afternoon visiting Violet Craig. It’s been a year and a half since his dad married Viola, but Baine still hasn’t gotten used to having a stepmother around the house. And he doesn’t think he’ll ever get used to seeing them do all that disgusting mushy stuff.
Students: Lucas Craig is 11; Baine Austin is 10; Kat Gates, Violet Craig, and Heather Briggs are 9; Charlotte Craig, Lily Gates-Watson, Ethan Smith, and Adam Smith are 8; Caleb Gates, Phoebe Gates, Skylar McCarthy, Jakob Briggs, John Picaso, and Max Picaso are 7; Dee Smith is 6; Olivia Gates, Matthew Lloyd, Isabella Smith, and Michaela West are 5; James Gates-Watson and Emily Smith are 4
Baine doesn’t like it when things change. Change is never good. Change meant that his mom died. And now change means that his best friend Lucas doesn’t want to play all the games that they used to play together. Lucas is only a year older, but lately it feels more like ten years older. He’s getting taller, more boring, and doesn’t want to do all of the things Baine wants to do anymore.