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http://redsilverchains.livejournal.com/ ([identity profile] redsilverchains.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook 2016-07-19 03:24 am (UTC)

-Maybe he somehow sensed that David Michael was the only one of us Thomas kids who got cheated out of a father, since Mom and Dad got separated not long after David Michael was born. Right from the start, I’m already NOPE-ing. This and Yew-wee and ‘Louie Thomas’? NOT FAIR.

-lately, he’s been taking turns sleeping with all of us Oh…Louie’s saying goodbye. No, really, though, dogs do this. I’ve interned at animal clinics and there’ve been many accounts of dying dogs roaming the house and spending extra time with their families because they somehow know.

-Watson is so sweet, both with saying Kristy looks lovely the way she is AND saying he’d also be up for getting her new clothes if she wants.

-All the shit Shannon pulls later is just…yikes. Granted, Kristy did not start off on the right foot, but still. I forgot just how low she stooped before making friends with Kristy – like ?? above said, I’m used to her being one of the mature members.

-I don’t remember Tiffany ever babysitting. You know what was always a little strange to me? That many of the later books treat Tiffany like a regular sitting charge, but don’t note that she’s eleven – the exact same age as Mallory and Jessi who are IN the BSC.

-Charlie must have guessed how I was feeling because when David Michael said, “I’ll come with you!” Charlie said, “Why don’t you come with me instead, kiddo Oh, this is lovely. Charlie having a sixth sense about what each of his siblings need. Ugh, poor poor David Michael. As the book goes on, all the older kids are clearly subconsciously bracing themselves for what’s coming –but he is not prepared at all.

-Ugh, the Delaneys are SUCH little asswipes– hell, even the Guide to the BSC lists them as mean, nasty, spoiled, bossy. Max is sliiightly more tolerable (the ‘Hysle cat’ bit was cute, I gotta say) but Amanda...let’s just say I can see why Amanda and Karen get along. :p

-I like how the contrast with the Papadakises is brought up – it always surprised me that Linny and Hannie were so nice, even though they grew up in that neighborhood.

-“How are they awful?”
“Well, there are two of them,” said Linny.

LOL. Not only are they awful, there are TWO of them!

-“You almost made me laugh. And I almost called Mrs. Delaney ‘Mrs. Snob’!” hahahaha. Stacey sitting for the Snobs = BEST. I just love how she (and later, Shannon) just barrels in and takes zero shit from them.

-“After all,” said my brother, “when I’m sick, Mom brings me my meals on a tray, so I’m kind of doing the same thing for Louie.” I’M SO SAD.

-UGH my heart just breaks and breaks over the family uncomplainingly sacrificing more and more and more things for Louie. Edie getting late to her job and Watson skipping his lunch hour for Louie… EVERYTHING IS SAD.

-…but also they should STOP allowing Karen to scare Andrew shitless, dammit.
Just as Louie had often joined one of us in bed, to keep us company, David Michael kept Louie company during his last night with us. I CAN’T. And then Elizabeth stays up with him, I just. *sniff*
-I love the funeral scene and how everybody got to say something. Louie was even nice to Boo-Boo, d’awww.

-Puppy Shannon! Very nice olive branch, human Shannon. It’s also good of Kristy to clear up with David Michael that Shannon will be a different dog with a different personality and not a replacement.

-“You mean any e-x-o-r-c-i-s-e?” spelled Mary Anne, but Karen wasn’t old enough to get the joke. I am so, so sorry, but my first thought at this was, “Yes, Mary Anne, Karen does need to be exorcised.”

-“Yes. Andrew is the football.” CUTE. It must be so fun for Andrew to have 3 insta-brothers who will roughhouse with him a little.

-Yay, new associate! I really wish we’d gotten more Shannon-POV stories because her one book had some fascinating family stuff. She was even a regular for a while when Dawn and Mallory were unavailable, with her name on the book cover officer listing and everything.

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