Good news- the small child was perfectly enchanted by her mermaid surprise unlike the first mermaid party I did where the birthday girl wanted to be as FAR AWAY FROM THE MERMAID AS POSSIBLE
they wheeled me out on a desk chair which was pretty hilarious but actually worked a lot better than a Throne of Dads
and then omfg to get me in the pool
they put me in one of those disability chairs that you sit in and it sloooooowly lowers you into the pool
so I just sat in it, princess-waving for a full 5 minutes while I’m majestically lowered into the water. hilarious
Unlike the last party I actually was SWIMMING the whole time! They plopped me right into the deep end and I paddled around with the kids (who had floaties on and were swimming with their parents). Birthday girl was more than happy to show Marina the Mermaid how she can dunk her head in the water and jump off the side into her mom’s arms (she had just turned 4). Super cute.
Summary: A top student, marks always high. College was not a dream for her…Except she didn’t have enough money. Her parents never earned much so they literally took care of themselves. Her boss acting as a dick towards her she quited her job. Even though she had no idea what she let herself into this was her only option.
Olivia Flaherty, well Liv Dingle, is a cheeky, beautiful, artistic little mischief maker that I can’t help but adore.
She is legitimately equally alike to Aaron and Robert with her abandonment issues, her wildness, her independence, her cheekiness and slightly more successful master planning. Robert clearly recognizes his younger self in her so its no surprise he understood her so easily, and her need for Mill Cottage to establish a sense of belonging. Aaron is so keen to nurture her but hates the discipline side of things. I think he’s terrified of being anything like Gordon, I mean obviously he is nowhere near. I wish he knew how much of a big softie he is. Liv is so lucky to have these boys as her “weird gay brother Dads” because they so obviously dote on her and are so proud.