Sunday, September 8, 2013

another school year

Jess and Craig



"Well, at least he's on his meds," Jess said as she looked Craig over. She couldn't tell anymore if he was really happy. She thought she could detect a smile, ever so often. Since Ezra got out of the hospital and was on medication for his epilepsy, Craig was being ever so sullen.

"Look, I know you're in hate and all with Sarah, but it really looks miserable on you," Jess reminded him as she pulled him along through the halls of Cam's school. They were going to meet his teacher this year. For once, she was happy to be here. She wasn't alone, like usual. Still, she was about ready to kick Craig in the shins. "I need you to act like you want to be here." She looked up at him. "You, don't have to do it for me. Do it for Cam."

"OK." He sighed as if he'd try to do his best to be that boyfriend she wanted. He held her hand properly as they passed the book sale room.

"Mom, can I get a book?" Naturally, Cam jumped for joy when he saw all the children's books."Please."

"We'll see, lets go to your room first. Meet your teacher." She told him. They never went to the booksale before because it was always so expensive.

Of course, Cam plodded along because he knew it would be another year that he didn't get to the booksale.

"Maybe, we should check it out now, before all the good stuff is gone," Craig said.

Cam perked up, but Jess gave him her serious mother look.

"But show me some of your art. I want to see it." Craig pointed to Cameron's name on a watercolor near his classroom.

"How did you know it was mine?" Cam grinned.

Craig only shrugged with a smile. He got out his phone and took a picture of Cam by his race car picture. On they went for more pictures. He took a photo of Cam at his desk. Another with Jess and Cam at the bulletin board.

For the first time, Jess felt like it was going to be a good school year for Cam.

Craig and Cam went off to the booksale while Jess waited to see his teacher. Maybe they weren't a real family, but it felt like a start. She just hoped Craig was serious about them as he was with Sarah and the baby.

4 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love their little makeshift family. :)

Sara Gerard said...

I think this was a good trip for them!

ellie said...

Lets hope Craig will do his part and love every minute of it.

MOSAMUSE said...

aw. very sweet!
xo
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