As always - The Cast of Characters
Me (The Daddy)
The Bean: Age 8
The Butterfly: Age 6
The Darling Wife
The new job has begun. And once again, I take to the skies.
I'll be traveling to beautiful Leominster, Massachusetts for the next six months - Sunday night to Thursday night out of town. Away from The DW. Away from The Bean and The Butterfly.
When I'm not writing blogs and when I'm not unemployed, I work with large computer systems. Payroll systems.
Yes, Payroll systems.
Shatter your image of me?
The Bean loves talking on the phone, so my being away is sort of a treat for her. When she turned 7, we bought her a Barbie telephone. She knows my cell number.
"Daddy," she says into her pink receiver, "are you writing more books?"
I am, in fact, writing a book. But not a kid's book.
Imagine a really dark thriller. Only darker.
"You should write another Daddy, I Want book."
I agree that I should.
"Maybe this time Lily (the character in my books based on The Bean) can be in a Fashion Show."
"And, of course, she wins."
"It can be called Daddy, I Want to be a Supermodel."
I tell her that I'll write more kid's books as soon as The DW starts to illustrate them.
The Bean takes it upon herself to torment her Mother about this.
I expect to catch hell when I get home.