christmas time in the city – part ii

december 2028
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Erin Louie (35 years), Bethany (31 years), Logan (11 years), Mallory (8 years)

When Bethany convinced Logan to skip school, she had forgotten one very vital detail, this was modern day. Erin received two text messages and a voicemail that Logan had not been in homeroom, nor had he been excused. After the initial shock, she called her sister and found that it had all been her idea.

She asked Marshal if she could leave work early, he was being more lenient since his wife was 8 months pregnant, and he was planning to bow out himself once the baby arrived.

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christmas time in the city – part i

december 2028
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Erin Louie (35 years), Bethany (31 years), Logan (11 years), Mallory (8 years)

Over the summer, Erin had allowed Logan to make the decision regarding his surname. He had put on a very mature front, insisting that his Dad was no Father to him, and wanting to share his Mom’s name. He even acknowledged her sacrifice and devotion as a mother to really soften her towards the idea. It wasn’t that she needed any persuading, she had often regretted giving the kids Colin’s last name, but in her gut, she knew that Logan wanted to strike out at Colin, and have Colin prove him wrong, that he was a person who cared.

Logan wouldn’t have been able to change his surname if Colin had protested, but the quick impromptu hearing in front of the judge was met without any opposition. Mallory had joined in on the name change, though she was mostly tagging along with her big brother.

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time will tell

january 2023
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Erin Louie (30 years), Bethany Louie (26 years), Logan (6 years), Mallory (3 years)

narrated by: Erin

Living with my sister has brought new dilemmas forward that I never had to deal with when I was with Colin. I don’t think one problem is better or worse than another, just different. For instance, Bethany doesn’t have friends, not girl ones at any rate. I try to include her when mine are around, but it’s always a disaster.

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unringing the bell

february 2021
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Erin Louie (27 years), Colin Traver (25 years), Logan (3 years), Mallory (2 months)
(Bethany Louie 23 years)

narrated by: Erin

Colin wasn’t very subtle about his feelings upon learning that Mallory was indeed a girl. I thought he would get over it once he got to hold her, but he’s never been one for babies, and Mallory is no exception.

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led to chase

november 2018
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Erin Louie (25 years), Colin Traver (23 years), Logan (1 year)

narrated by: Erin

Working at Slayground Games has been a dream come true. Marshal is the best boss to have, and the fact that he’s dating my best friend, Lorelei has made it an even sweeter deal for me. Marshal doesn’t get bent out of shape if Logan gets sick and I need to go home early, or if I arrive a few minutes late.

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making adjustments

december 2017
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Erin Louie – 24 years, Colin Traver – 22 years, Logan – 3 months

narrated by Erin

Right after Logan was born, I found a two bedroom apartment that I could afford, and wasn’t in horrible shape. Colin doesn’t bring much money to the table, he’s just working at the gas station as he has done since I’ve met him. The only positive is that it’s at night, so we don’t have to leave Logan with any strangers.

I’ve just gone back to work this month from maternity leave, and the only thing that made me feel better about it was that Logan would be with his Dad during the day. I’ve read more horror stories than I can handle of infants injured or killed from daycare providers, that I was really wary of it.

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