adulting at home

april 2030
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Charlie Grimsley (44 years),Cara (40 years),Lulu (19 years),Jake (16 years)

Charlie and Cara had decided it was time to move. Jake had insisted they needed a house with a garage, even though he’d quit the band, they still needed a place to practice.

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lackluster life

may 2029
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Charlie Grimsley (43 years), Cara (39 years), Lulu (18 years), Jake (15 years)

narrated by: Lulu

Since graduating high school last year and deciding to stay at home instead of college, my life has been a constant question mark. Mom pesters me over lunch what my plans are for the day, the next week, the rest of my life!

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by the light of the moon

august 2026
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Charlie (41 years), Cara (36 years), Lulu (16 years), Jake (13 years)

narrated by: Lulu

When Simon found out about me and our boss, Clayton, I thought for certain that he would rat me out. But it’s been a month and nothing. I never told Clayton about him finding out, I didn’t want to scare him away, and now I’m glad that I didn’t.

We start school at the end of the month, and I’m already stressing about how I will see Clayton outside of work. Right now, Mom and Dad leave for work, and Jake usually wanders to a friends so I have the house to myself. Clayton swings by after I’ve given him the clear, and I make a run for his amazing, red pick-up truck. When he isn’t around, I totally fangirl squeal over his wheels.

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My Everything (Browning – Traver Wedding)

may 2023
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Luca Traver (28 years), Nadia (27 years), Kai (7 years)

The guests were arriving, the skies were clear with the sound of baby birds nesting far above in the ancient trees. Nadia was no longer concerned about what guests had arrived, and if there would be enough cake for everyone, she could only live in this moment. It felt that they’d worked towards this for years, from Luca first pining for her, and Lorelei had tried being a wingman. Yet it seemed surreal.

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family investments

april 2023
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Charlie Grimsley (38 years), Cara (33 years), Rachael Darling (17 years), Lulu (13 years), Jake (10 years)

narrated by: Rachael

I’m finishing up my junior year of high school, unexpectedly it has brought a sliver of a rift between me and Lulu. Our parents aren’t the type of parents to put “Honor Roll Student” on the back of their mini van. We don’t even own a mini van. But that hasn’t stopped others from giving me high accolades, and Lulu taking notice.

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planting summer kisses

august 2021
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Charlie Grimsley (36 years), Cara (31 years), Rachael Darling (15 years), Lulu (11 years), Jake (8 years)

narrated by: Rachael

School starts at the end of the month, and Caitlyn is too busy with her boyfriend Lewis to hang out very much, she’s even quit the cheerleading squad. I wanted to quit but my Mom made me stick with it, despite my busy schedule with ice skating and ballet, it is the only school activity that I do, and Mom thinks its important to continue.

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chrome summer

june 2020
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Tim Girmlsey (44 years), Willa (11 years), Bekah (43 years), Holden (6 years)
(Lainey Grimsley – 19 years)

narrated by: Tim

Bekah and myself never thought that Willa was the same person as Lainey, but it’s never been more apparent than now since Willa hit her pre-teen years. She’s always been a tough princess, so I don’t know why we were surprised with her keeping that personality.

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