06 April 2011
2 family time, iii
i have written a lot about my family.
this dawned on me during the romantic getaway last winter, when croftie, upon being confronted with the truthiness of all i had written, was so amazed that her expression through much of the trip was one of a child watching disney on ice. when i played the piano and my dad sang the song about the horrible smell, she said, omg, that's exactly how it happened on your blog. when my mum received a package from qvc in the day's mail and then offered her a hit off a bonnie bell, croftie gave me the eyebrows of omg, that's totally from your blog!
this is a street that goes both ways, so when croftie instantly twigged onto an obscure allusion to dean burrito and belle grande, i saw my parents exchange a glance of visible alarm. a glance that was pure omg, we are being those people she's written about on her blog!
so i knew this was happening. i knew i was making my family into characters. i have known for nearly a year. but somehow it didn't truly hit me until a few weeks ago, when i said i was going to engage in some hijinx and k.clen paused for a beat before saying, but, oline, would burvil approve?
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