Kathy opened her eyes in the morning and stared up at the ceiling. She just wanted to lay there, but she could never sleep very later. She looked at her digital clock; 5:02 A.M.
Kathy made herself sit up and she pulled strands of thick, red, curly hair out of her face. She got up and went down the hall to the bathroom. She washed her face and went into the kitchen.
Kathy sat down at the counter, staring at the woods outside the huge kitchen window. It was still dark out and it was pretty cold in the house.
Kathy sat in the kitchen for a while, then she went and laid upside down on the couch, then she decided to go on a walk. She did various things like this to clear her head until her family woke up.
6:30 A.M. That was when the morning always started to get crazy. Kathy's mother, her father, and three out of five of her sisters got up and came into the kitchen and they all crammed themselves around a breakfast table.
Kathy ate her waffles slowly and she looked around the table. Her father was playing some sci-fi video game on a Nintendo DS, Kathy's sister, Liz, was talking on her phone and eating and painting her nails all simultaneously. Two of Kathy's brothers, Lunkwill and Cameron, were the ones remaining. Cameron was teasing Lunkwill about his newest love; Barbara Streisand.
Cameron, who was a senior (He flunked seventh grade once), shoved a waffle in his mouth and picked up his backpack.
"See you guys later." He said, or at least that was what it sounded like. The waffle made it hard to tell.
"Bye, Cam." Lunkwill said.
"Goodbye, Darling." Their mother, Rebecca, said, "Have fun at school."
Kathy grimaced and took another bite of her waffle.
"Kathy, Lunkwill, you kids should get going, too." Their father said, not looking up from his DS game.
Lunkwill sighed and said unenthusiastically, "Yes, another day of being shoved into lockers and called 'homo' every time I accidentally make eye contact with someone."
Boohoo. Kathy thought.
What a typical day it was in the Parkers' house. Everything was exactly how it always was.
Everything except for Kathy.