“Sounds like it was all a big misunderstanding, but we should talk about this some more, I think. Did you apologize to this Ginnie for trying to kiss her?”

“Kind of, but I wanted to get out of there quick. I was really embarrassed.”

“That’s understandable, David, but we’ve talked about consent before. Right? You should have asked Ginnie if you could kiss her, before you did.”

“Yeah, I know. I was just…excited, I guess. Ginnie is pretty, and she’s popular and she told me she liked me. I really wanted to kiss her.”

“That’s not an excuse son. What you want is irrelevant if it isn’t what she wants. If you would have just asked her there would be no confusion or misunderstanding, and you wouldn’t be in the situation you are now.”

“Yeah. I’m such an idiot.”

“Well, people make mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them and not do the same thing again.”

“Hey, Dad. Can, uh, I talk to you?”

“Of course.”

“Sharla Ottomas! You’re making a mess!”

“Sorry Grans.”

“Is the babies coming today, Grans?”

“Are, Sharla. Are the babies coming today. And, I don’t know. Babies come when they are ready.”

“My friend Delta says her mommy wants to have more babies, but is too old to have anymore. Will mommy have more babies after the twins?”

“I don’t know Sharla. Depends, I guess.”

“On what?”

“Lots of things. Take your plate to the sink and go get ready for school now. The bus will be here soon.”

10

Previously on the Kat Crazy Cat Lover Challenge:

  • Tara doted on her cats a lot. 
  • Samantha was continually crazy, even without catnip.  She ran away after a fire but was returned by a kind stranger. 
  • Mickey took on the duty of watching Tara in the kitchen to make sure she didn’t mess anything up - and to see if she left out any fish. 
  • Cheech was a fearsome hunter of bird toys and catnip mice.
  • Faline was also a fearsome hunter, though she prefers the mice to the birds. 
  • Cheech and Faline did not get along, in spite of Tara’s (and my) hopes to get them to breed.
  • Samantha and Mickey did get along and have kittens on the way.
  • Tara met Jareth Klein and they became good friends (and possibly more). 

In short, the real stars of this challenge are the kitty cats.  Are you ready for more adorable cat pictures, with a few pictures of Tara thrown in for good measure?  Me too!  Let’s go!