We’re just like any other family…only we’re vampires.
You’d think that we sit around in black as creatures of the night and talk of blood lust and write dark poetry. No such luck. We’re parents.
Teddy is doing plumbing today. The shower head in our bathroom is leaking. I took the kids out shopping, not to the big mall but somewhere else with sort of the same stores but no so crowded. They have gift cards to use and sales to see. We came back with a successful haul and not too much black. Not any black this time and nothing too tight either.
I’m sensitive to the teens wearing black. They brush it off as my over sensitivity to the whole Vampire thing. I just like to see my children in other colors. I wear a lot of black but I’m an adult. I know, I know, everyone gives me a bad time about being so picky about what my kids wear. But they have their share of band shirts from Hot Topics and concerts. They need something “nice” or at least nicer.
Yes, it would be lovely to live in a castle and stand on the top with the wind through my hair, a violin playing in the background, my velvet dress blowing in the wind, my human lover waiting inside for me to ravish with waiting neck, and a line of wee bats waiting at the window, and don’t forget wolves guarding my door ready to do my bidding.
But I can stand on the back porch of my house and look at the moon with my husband inside fixing the plumbing, me in my sweater and jeans, my cats sitting in the window and the dog curled up on her bed in front of the TV and my kids watching Youtube and laughing so hard they want to pee their pants.
Later if we’re not too beat the husband can put his arms around me and nip my neck, while in my head I’m making a list of the 35 million things I have to do this week while the kids are still off from school.
Like a lot of moms I sometimes feel like a zombie has eaten my brain because I’m just so busy and moving on auto pilot 24/7.
We do have plans for New Years Eve. That is always a big day for Vampires. And yes, we will be dressing up and living the good life of Vampires on the hunt for the night.
In the meantime we’ll be like any other middle class suburban family, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman