Post by sparklymouse on Sept 4, 2023 13:19:58 GMT -5
This started out slowly for me, but there were a ton of funny little throwaway lines. Andrew got a hole in one at mini golf…in someone else’s course. Margo found a starfish, but all Karen found was a dead blowfish. Karen told Margo that she had mermaid-calling instructions. Byron chimed in with “dial 1-800-M-E-R-M-A-I-D?” The play on Purina dog/cat food with the Murina Mermaid chow. After Neptuna asked for a barrette and a comb, Karen was like “Poor Neptuna had no place to buy hair-care products!”
The whole mermaid-calling scene was funny in general. Karen stood at the edge of the ocean, frantically flapping her arms in circles faster and faster, while chanting “Mermaid, my mermaid, green and bright, appear from the water. Come to the light!” She said some fishermen on the jetty were staring at her. I can’t imagine what they were thinking while watching this group of kids surrounded by one that looked like she was trying to take flight.
I thought Seth was going to be the fake mermaid. I guess I remembered that he was involved with something. Andrew was a legit athlete! He was an expert skier. Now he learned how to skimboard like a champ in a few days. He was a boy with great balance.
Mallory and Jessi were the official mother’s helpers for essentially 9 other kids. They were pretty horrible. Somehow those kids escaped from their house every night to drop notes off at Karen’s. Mallory let a 7 & 8-year-old go to the dime store alone and another 7-year-old go to the grocery store. (Mallory was having to take her sister shoe shopping at the same time. I wouldn’t leave that decision up to my 11-year-old unless they were going to grab a $5 pair of flip-flops.)