Saturday, 28 July 2012
Baby 55- I have no witty title. Part 1
I've had a lot going on this summer, meeting Eloise, my fight with Paisley, dumping Erik, moving house, being a test subject, Eloise leaving me to go back to France for a month. I've barely had time to think, never mind eat. Most of the time I just shove a few mouthfuls down before I'm off again doing something else for someone. I know I need to keep healthy for the rest of my kids, but between this, keeping everyone else happy and living life I feel like I'm someone else.
Ellie pauses, and sees how sad I look. She presses a kiss to my lips. "I love you, and I missed you terribly. The shoot is tomorrow." Everyone comes downstairs right at that moment to see what all the noise is about, and immediately after seeing Ellie, rush towards her for possibly the biggest group hug I ever saw. I'm sat down that night, reading, and Eloise enters the room, hair wet from the shower. She smiles at me and pulls her nightie around her, probably because of the cold draught from my bathroom. It was mighty chilly in there. She turns around, bending down to grab something from a suitcase on the floor behind her and I glance up from my book to see her grabbing a pair of shorts and a stringy top from her case.
We fall to sleep that night wrapped in each others' arms and then wake up in the same way. I slip our of Eloise's arms and grab the first clothes I find in the drawer, a shirt and a pair of shorts. Eloise wakes up slowly, looking around the room. "Skye?" she murmurs. I turn to look at her, wondering what I should to with my hair today. "Yeah?" Eloise breathes a sigh of relief. "I though last night was all a dream. I was still back in France." I chuckle at the thought. "I'm going to make breakfast. Mother taught me a divine new recipe for grape pancakes."
The pancakes, in the end, are in fact delicious. We have until ten to relax, which is when Mrs Honette-Parker gets here with her husband. In that time I aim to complete the book I am reading, I used to read quickly, but I barely get any time to read with so many little ones. I complete it in the half hour I have, owing to the fact that Eloise is entertaining the little ones and they all adore her too much to care where I am.
Paisley, who clearly cannot contain her excitement any longer, leaps into the air and hugs me. "SKYE! GUESS WHAT?" I humour her with a raised eyebrow. "It's your birthday tomorrow." Of course. It was my birthday on the 28th. How had I forgotten? Oh yes, I was too busy being overjoyed at the return of my lover. I was returned from my thoughts when Paisley started talking about a party. Apparently she'd invited Chloe, Calista, Laura and a few other people over. She refused to tell me just who these other people were, or where we were going for the party, but apparently it was going to be 'epic'. Paisley had been spending too much time with Caramel and Toffee. Mr Honette led Eloise into the room before starting work on my face. I hadn't known it needed work, but apparently he was going to give us a special look for the photo shoot. I had no idea Eloise's father was a fashion god, but I must say that he had rather good taste.