In My Head VIII
By: Mia L. Hazlett
Oh no. It was almost time for Daddy to pick us up. I didn’t want to go with him, but Mommy said it was only for tonight and she would come get us tomorrow. She said it’s Christmas and it’s good to spend time with family. I don’t want to be with Daddy. He has a new family. People can’t have a new family and an old family.
My friend,Tisha, said she never sees her dad now that he has a new family and a little baby brother. She’s never even met her baby brother. She didn’t even think he was a baby anymore. Her mom and my mom are friends. They are supposed to come over soon, but I will probably be with my stupid dad.
All of my cousins and aunts and uncles are here. I came up to my room so I could pack my clothes. My sister stood in her room looking out the window. She already had her coat and hat on. Mommy told her to take them off or she would be cold when she went outside, but she never listens.
I went back downstairs and started playing UNO with my cousins and uncle. My sister came into the living room like an hour later and she was crying. Mommy was right behind her telling her it would be okay. I could tell by what Mommy was saying, Daddy wasn’t coming. She always tried to cheer us up and tell us we could go out for breakfast in the morning. My sister would not hear it. I bet she didn’t even want Daddy, she just wanted her presents.
I was happy. I had just won three games of UNO and now I didn’t have to go see Daddy and his dumb family. If he didn’t want to see us, I didn’t want to see him. I felt bad for my sister. She didn’t understand. She was just a little baby. She didn’t understand Daddy had a new family now. Maybe his new family is like Tisha’s dad’s new family. Maybe my dad has new kids. Dads don’t need old kids when they have new kids.
Copyright © 2014 Mia L. Hazlett