Prom night came faster than Lane expected. Greg had used some of his recent bonus to rent a limo for the evening, and Lane's stomach was tying itself into knots as he got inside. There was nothing to worry about, though, and the young couple had a great time.
His sisters took a field trip to the Little Corsican Bistro, a local restaurant. While Crystal was fairly unimpressed by the inner workings of the cafe, Faye took to the kitchen like a fish to water. Her french fries were the best in the class, and once she got home she begged her mother to buy her a Little Baker Oven, so that she could cook her own baked goods.
Crystal: "Why are you spending so much time playing with your toy oven? Cooking is what Mom's for! Why would you do it if you didn't have to?"
Faye: "I think it's fun! Besides, it's just like your painting."
Crystal: "What? How? They're nothing alike!"
Faye: "Well, cooking is just like edible art, really."
Crystal: "Hmph! No way!"
Crystal: "Oh my god, this is the best muffin I've ever tasted!"
Faye: "See? I told you cooking was too art."
Crystal: "This is even better than Mom's cooking!"
Faye: "That's because it's organic. Good for you, and delicious too!"
James had become old enough to begin exploring his environment. Like his older brother, he favored the peg box toy and Lane's old logic concept books. Unlike his older brother, James seemed to be grasping the concepts very quickly, and was hungry for more learning. Hopefully raising a genius wouldn't be too much work for his tired parents!
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A post all about the children, yay! Here's a zoomed-in shot of Lane's prom photo. I wasn't kidding about them bringing back the chicken dance - the game gave me the chicken dance pop-up three time in a row, followed by the one that said everybody was copying their dance moves! Sorry for the lack of photo of James as a toddler, it seems that I completely forgot to take one. There'll be a few next chapter, as he's pretty important there, so you shouldn't have to wait too long!