A Better World for my Parents
In school today, my Communication Arts teacher gave us an assignment to write our New Year’s Resolutions on what we would do to make the world a better place for our parents or guardians. I thought it was a nuke-odd request, since parents or guardians are supposed to make the world a better place for their kids. I wondered who switched the rules.
Certainly I want to help my parents. I know Mom and Dad love me, even though they don’t really get why I’m so into stars, aliens, science fiction, and unicorns. Dad totally isn’t into my ballet dancing. He goes to my recitals, but sometimes he takes naps during them. Mom fusses at him about snoring in the middle of the performance. Keeping all that in mind, here are my New Year’s resolutions on how to make life in Virginia Beach better for them.
1. Fight less with my sister. Jackie and I are so totally different. She’s the tomboy, and I’m a girly-girl. She protects me, but sometimes she smothers me. She likes to interrogate my friends, especially any boy who talks to me. I’m glad she went to high school so I now have middle school all to myself.
I’ll find a way not to argue about who uses the tVid when we are on a family outing. I won’t complain about wearing her old clothes instead of getting new ones. I won’t go nuclear when I catch her trying to hack into my tDiary or tBinder. I’ll try not to argue when she doesn’t want to go to my ballet recitals even though I’m forced to attend her karate matches. This might be tough.
2. Help Mom more when Dad’s on missions. Mom goes into withdrawal or some kind of Zombie mode when Dad leaves for a SEAL mission. Maybe its depression. Jackie takes care of dinners with tMealsOnDrones. I resolve to make Mom walk on the beach with me, even during the winter. Being near the surf usually makes her right again.
3. Clean my room more often. Na, nuke that idea. Instead, I’ll save my money and buy Mom a tMustDuster.
4. Accept more baby-sitting or yard work jobs so I can make enough money for a tMustDuster.
5. Choreograph a ballet to revorock. My friends and I love to dance to revorock, so why not combine the music with ballet?
Dad would stay awake for the whole performance instead of napping or snoring. Grandma Hiddleman would probably cringe when she hears the music, but my friends would love it! I could subcontract coffee and dessert concessions during intermission to earn more money and buy a tMyMaid that syncs with the tMustDuster to automatically clean the whole house.
6. Learn how to use my psychic abilities to secretly communicate with Dad when he’s on a SEAL mission. I would continue to tell only Mom about what I see and hear. She’s the one person on Earth I trust with knowledge of my remote viewings and impressions. Although the Navy doesn’t want us to know were Dad goes, it would help Mom to know that he’s alive and well.
Learning from Good Aliens
7. Mom and Dad—and everyone else on Earth—would be happier living in a world of peace. I resolve to watch the Gallions on Vitchera, with the Pendant of One Hundred Faces that their alien queen gave me, and see how these good aliens live peacefully with each other.
Hopefully Queen Supreme Nashata will host a meeting of the intergalactic peace council in her royal palace that I can observe. I’ll write in my tDiary about how they resolve conflict without killing and share so no one goes hungry. Then I’ll figure out a way to bring those practices to Earth, starting with my family and friends. Learn intergalactic, act local.
That’s my blog, and I’m sticking with it.
Aria Vanir, Earth Ambassador to the Gallions
Aria Vanir is the psychic tween protagonist in Jean Neff Guthrie’s young adult novel, “Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen,” which hit Amazon #1 Best Seller in February 2016. Visit www.JeanNeffGuthrie.com for novel highlights and purchase. Click here for VIP Access to Aria, which includes two free chapters, character map, promotions, news, fun facts, and more.