Tonight Grace and I went looking at glasses. She's going to be getting some soon. We looked here, there, four stores maybe, trying red and purple ones on in mirrors. Ladies helping that work there.
Then we tromped to the back of Sears in the mall to find the eyeglass store. Found patio furniture first. We relax and pretend we're in our mansion.. and would you like to join me for some tea she says.. and I act the part and say, well certainly....
Then up and sitting at a bar, she on one side, me on the other, I order a drink from her. She pretends to make it, but we don't know the names of many drinks… so she says a martini, and I say dry, yes…and she says how can a drink be dry.. and I say two olives please and act like it's been a long day.
It was difficult for Grace to stick with our week-on, week-off parenting schedule now that Mary was living with me full-time. Grace was living at my house every other week, like she always had, but Mary was now living with me all the time. And the two of them together, all the time, didn't always work. Mary would sometimes lose her temper around Grace, especially if Grace was telling her to quit eating in the living room or quit playing her music loud, or for whatever reason. And Grace is younger and smaller than Mary. One day the two of them got into a fight, and Mary grabbed Grace by the hair and pushed her into a wall. That was it for Grace, and she told me.