I’m nosey alright. Normally I can figure out situations/relationships in a timely manner. However, these days I’ve been confounded by our new neighbors. When our old neighbors moved to San Francisco, they opted to rent their house. It took a couple months, but they did find some (entertaining) renters.
The moving day happened and we met some of the new residents. I remember one name from the eventful day. I recall the loads of kids I met which included three older kids and 15 month old girl twins. Family and friends helped with the move and we were excited to meet the new neighbors.
Six weeks later I still don’t have a full grasp on the family relationships. I will admit this bugs me more than it should. I know who the mom is. I’m pretty sure she’s the parent of all three of the older kids aged roughly 8-11, two boys and a girl. I’m 100% certain she’s also the parent of the 17 month old twins.
That’s where my certainty ends. Here are the cast of characters:
Female who drives a Toyota Corolla: The woman is rarely home when the mom is there. She’s roughly in her mid 20s and has some sort of accent, sounds Russian. At first I thought she was a babysitter. Then I thought maybe a sibling because she works really long hours. The newest theory from Mrs. Lessinges is this woman is an au pair.
Older male who drives a Scion xB: he introduced himself as the mom’s boyfriend on their move-in day. This man is easily in his late 40s and I haven’t seen a sign of this guy in the past three weeks.
Male with baggy pants who drives a beat up black Mercedes: this man is for sure the dad of the 17 month old twins. He visits the house regularly and will dropoff the kids there. On occasion he will stay with the kids there at the house. I can only assume he and the mom have joint custody of the toddler girls. He has stayed overnight a couple times. Age, mid 30s, baggy pants and avoids eye contact.
Male who pumps bass in his black sportscar: this man is about my age, in his mid 30s: I think this guy is the mom’s new main squeeze. I think the older Scion guy has been replaced by this guy. He first appeared on the scene about a week ago when he arrived to the house at 12:45am. I would say that’s booty call, but one never knows.
Noisy old guy: this man drives a Ford minivan and will take the older kids places. I assumed he was the grandfather at first. Lately though, I’ve had a change of heart. I believe he could be the father of the three older kids. This man wears suspenders and assembled their dining table in the wee hours of last weekend. Fun Fact: this man left as soon as the Bass Pumping guy arrived last weekend for his booty call.
Good luck sorting this out. Sadly, this is the exact type to occupy my mind far too often. Enjoy your Fourth!