Empathy No. 003
06/15/02 - Diary entry 392
Welp, looks like Dad's getting married again. Yeah, that's all the reaction I can manage - isn't it weird? It's a big deal, but it also feels so predictable. I just can't believe it took so long. Ugh, but that sounds awful, too.
We've met our stepmom-to-be already - Ellie, the woman he brought by before. I might have been a little unfair to her. It's weird how young she is but she's nice and all that. Plus, I guess I know now why she was so AWKWARD, but it's still weird. She didn't know how to deal with us and I figured it was because she was young and didn't know what to do with teenagers. Now I find out she's got a kid of her own? No one was going to tell me?
Dad went out with Ellie again last night, but it turns out he was really going out to meet her son. He hasn't talked a lot but I think the kid impressed him somehow. So what do I know about him? He's about my age and we're going to be in the same class. That's okay - at least it's not some real little kid I have to babysit, and maybe he can do stuff with Jason and keep him out of my hair. But he's also turning the house upside down to find a place for this kid, and I KNOW we're gonna get roped into helping out. I can't wait until we get the big "sacrifices must be made" talk.
But there I go, complaining about something that hasn't happened yet. And yeah, I guess I am kind of excited to meet the kid. I don't even know his name, and by the start of school he's going to be living here. Crazy.