Setting: My daughters house, family celebration of the triplets 15th birthday, Brianna, Kayleigh and Devin. Fourteen people seated around the dinner table.
Devin: Are kitchen cabinets made in the factory.
Grandad: They can be made in a factory or custom crafted. Why do you ask.
Mom: Devin’s into carpentry. He made his own bookcase.
Devin: I asked for a table saw for my birthday. Still waiting.
Grandad: Were you manufactured or custom made, Tarrin.
Tarrin: I was custom made of course. Nothing but the best.
Brianna: No you weren’t. Mom and dad adopted you from Sweden:
Tarrin: She’s always saying that just because I’m the only one in the family with blond hair.
Brianna: I’m only telling the truth.
Colleen: That’s not a nice thing to say about your sister, I’m sure you don’t mean it.
Peter: Anyone following the US elections. I hope Trump loses by a landslide. The most ignorant president ever.
Grandad: You have to separate the man’s personality from the good work he has done as president. He has been unfairly treated by the Democrats since he took office.
Peter: Name one good thing he has done for America.
Grandad: I can name two. Foreign affairs and the economy.
Peter: He was just fortunate to have been elected as the economy and stock market were booming. It was just luck. he didn’t have to do anything.
Grandma: Can we talk about something else. Every one’s eyes are glazing over.
Grandad: That’s what happens when you retire and have nothing else to do. You turn to politics.
Kieran: Hey, Grandad. Instead of picking the top six teams in the Premier League this year, I thought we might try, Premier League Fantasy Football. My dad and three other people are in.
Grandad; Count me in as well. Text me the details on how to enter, otherwise I’ll forget.
Kieran: It’s easy. Just go the Premier League Fantasy Football website, pick your team, you’re allowed 100 million in spending money. I’ll give you the password to our league when you’ve picked your team.
Kayleigh: We each made our own birthday cake. Which one are you having, Grandad.
Grandad: I’ll have a small slice from each. I’m sure all three are equally delicious.
Peter: What do you think of all this bending the knee at sports games.
Grandad: It’s what I call token symbolism, to make the the sports teams feel better, when in reality it does absolutely nothing to advance black lives. A far better approach would be to help clean up black neighborhoods and do something about black on black gang violence.
Grandma: What game are we going to play after supper.
Tarrin: Dutch Blitz. We definitely have to play Dutch Blitz.
Kieran: One game of Dutch Blitz. Then we play Catan.
Mom: I guess it’s time for birthday cake. Everyone ready.