Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for November 28, 2004
Eve: I mean it, you two. When your Great-Aunt Hildy arrives, I want no mention of her weight. You hear me? I mean it! Ivy: OK, Mom. Owen: I promise. Ivy: She's here! Her car just pulled up! Eve; Remember what I said! Nobody call her fat. Got it? Owen: Got it. Eve: I men it. Zip your lips. Owen: Mom, we know! You can stop telling us! Aunt Hildy: My goodness, but you've grown! Especially Seth! I must visit more often! Eve: We'd love that! Owen: Aunt Hildy? Aunt Hildy: Yes, baby? Owen: Why are you so fat? Eve: Owen!! Aunt Hildy: It's OK. He's just curious. I suppose I'm fat because I eat too much and don't exercise. Woen: Why... Eve: Owen, that's enough! Aunt Hildy, I'm so sorry! Owen, you go to your room and wait for me... Aunt Hildy: I'm OK. Let him stay. Eve: No! He needs to learn some manners! Ivy: Yeah! Mom told us over and over not to mention how fat you are! I was good! Owen's in trouble! Owen: Tattle tale!