Generation “A” is in their childhood years and the Slainte’s are settling into their new mansion Barondale!
For their first night in their new home Siobhan wants to prepare a special meal for her family. She chooses to roast a whole chicken in celebration of their new home and the future of the Family.
She then calls the Family to their first dinner in the house.
“So Aiden are you excited for your first day at your new school.”
“Well, I’m a little nervous about going to such an academically challenging school, but I’m excited to meet new friends and goof around.”
“Don’t goof around too much.” Siobhan lectures “You want to be an A student, right?”
Alroy cuts in saying “Mum I know I will be an A student and I hope to get on the Honor Roll too!”
“Look at him, you will be just like your Dad! Always trying to gain as much knowledge you can. It will help you in the future to further our Family’s name here.” Says Deaglan.
Arwen pipes up “I hope our new school has a great art department, maybe I can try ceramics!”
“Honey, nice ladies don’t put their hands in dirty clay.” Siobhan informs her.
“But Mum, I know other girls who have clay at home that their parents let them play with.” Arwen wines back.
Siobhan answers back “Well you aren’t other girls and this Family has a name to maintain.”
After dinner everyone heads to bed, it has been a long day for them unpacking all their stuff that they moved from their old house as well as getting familiar with their new neighborhood.
Her brothers also get up, although they seem less excited or maybe they aren’t morning people. Deaglan will also be going to work this morning for his firm, Dewey, Cheatem & Howe Incorporated, so he gets up and into the shower to get ready.
Everyone has successfully gotten showered, dressed and fed in time for school and work respectively.
While the children are at school and Deaglan is at work, Siobhan spends her time on household tasks and chores.
The children arrive home from school and Siobhan greets them and asks about their first day at their new school!
Alroy immediately answers “The teachers are so much better here, my English teacher isn’t sleeping under his desk because he drank to much juice!”
“That’s nice honey, I’m glad you are studying so hard.”
Arwen says “I met one of the girls from our neighborhood today, she actually lives next door to us!”
“I’m so glad you are making friends already, invite her over to the house sometime if you want.” Siobhan replies. Then she asks Aiden “Did you have a good day? You have been awful quite.”
“Yeah, Mum I just miss the goofy kids from my old school, these kids seem kinda stuck up…”
Siobhan answers “Well I’m sure if you got to know them better you would like them more. Now everyone needs to do their homework and then you can watch tv.”
The rest of the week’s schedule ran very similarly to the first day. There were several interesting events that happened to the family during the week.
Arwen was bullied in school for being a good student and she needed to decide how to handle the situation. She had two options, she could tattle to the teacher but she though that might actually make the situation worse. Or she could try to track down her bully by herself and try to resolve it, she decides that this is the better option.
That sums up the first week in the Slainte mansion, Deaglan has a big surprise in store for the Family this weekend! Come back to read Chapter 6 and find out what Deaglan’s surprise is!
Stay Tuned for Chapter 6!