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Poem: "Until the Cows Come Home"
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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: May 5th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
"She takes after her grandmother" suggests that the mother has a little more of a notion of what the grandmother can do or see than she did a few poems ago when the daughter borrowed the time machine. "So, Mom, I've been meaning to introduce you to my friend the troll. And while we're here, could we have a tour of your lab, please?"
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 5th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Well...

Now that you mention it, I think bringing home a time machine from Grandma's would lead to a conversation between Mom and Grandma about what is and is not appropriate to lend to a small energetic girl. Not sure who'd win, though. ;)

I do know that this side of the family is well conversant with various preternatural creatures, though they may not have seen all the same ones. How much Mom and Grandma know about each other ... may still be evolving. Sometimes relationships can be a bit bumpy.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: May 5th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking there might be *quite* a bit of bumpiness after the time machine incident, given that before that the mother thought the grandmother was senile. How do you bring up a topic like that twenty or thirty years overdue, with all the misunderstandings they've been dancing around or tripping over all that time?

(And before the lab visit was posted, there was the possibility that none of the grandmother's devices used to work, and the daughter somehow/accidentally made them functional, but that seems much less likely now.)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 6th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Hmm...

I think there must have been something going on with Grandma's inventions. It's possible that she was working with far-out stuff that took many years to get right. It's also possible that she simply didn't show her family the ones that worked, for whatever reason. I haven't put together all the pieces of this yet; she seems inclined to hide things.

I'll ponder how they might try to smooth out their relationship.
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