✢ for a good memory that makes them smile
stares at the sky and hums. UMMMMMMMMmmmmmm. wow hold on i really have to think for this one.
anytime after jimmy and tracey were born and before they became adults. despite michael’s choice of work, he spent as much time with them as possible. in fact, he and his children got along GREAT right until they moved to los santos. after the north yankton stint is when shit went downhill for them tbh.
he played baseball with jimmy, taught tracey how to swim and made every single occasion with them count. of course, he stole like ninety percent of the gifts and always went EXTRAVAGANT with their birthdays. christmas in the townley house was always the best. they always had THE BIGGEST TURKEY or chicken on the table. michael wanted his children to have EVERYTHING he couldn’t have, everything he didn’t have and then some. he spoiled them rotten, which is partially WHY they are so disrespectful to him now. this strained his relationship with amanda as well, because she didn’t like the idea of her children having stolen goods for their bitrhday or christmas or whatever etc etc.
when he sits by the pool and drinks, these are the good times he remembers and reflects on. mostly. sometimes he thinks about his high school days but that’s for another time ;v;