finishing. She made sure the little girl understood everything before telling her to try. She sat down and watched as the little girl tried and reminded her to not step in the square where her stick was as she went down the trail. After about ten minutes, Marie’s two friends were calling them to where the soccer match was going on because it was finally her time to play. Marie looked at the younger girl who was already talking to the other girl who sat out before joining in on the game. Time: 6:40
Setting: When the two mother and father decided it was time for them to all go inside, the children groaned. They all wanted to stay outside but the mother of the house we were at insisted that it was time to go inside because dinner was almost ready. As the kids all said their goodbyes, they shuffled back to their homes. Marie and I went back to my aunt’s house and were immediately greeted by the cats. We walked through the house into the backroom where we did Marie’s homework early. She sat down on the couch with one of the cats, named Hudson, while I sat in a chair right by her. I turned on the television and the two of us watched cartoons while waiting for Jeopardy to start. Marie would ask me questions during the commercial break about what I was doing, why I wanted to be a teacher and if I liked UCF and living in Orlando. I only get to see her around twice a month, due to her living part time with her mom and the other time with her dad as well as me only coming semi-regularly. She doesn’t have any other siblings and even though we have an eleven year gap between us, she looks up to me as a big sister. She sits intently, eyes drawn on the television watching Adventure Time while petting her cat. She laughs every once in a while when she finds whatever is on television funny. My aunt texts me again to let me know that she will be home soon and she hopes everything is alright. Time: 6:55 Setting: Before jeopardy starts, Marie and I go into the kitchen area to grab a little dessert. She grabs two cookies while I make each of us a bowl of ice cream. We make ourselves comfortable as the show begins. Her and I try to answer the questions as Alex Trebek asked them. We would clap when one of us got them right or complain about how that was a hard one when we got it wrong. When it went to the first commercial break, we grabbed one of the cat toys and started to play with them. She had a toy that was a stick with a feather on the end while I had a laser. The cats were more than excited to get time to play. They were almost doing front and back flips in the air. My aunt came home right after we started playing with the cats and Marie got up and hugged her mom as she walked into the room. My aunt hugged her back and then greeted me before sitting down on the couch with her daughter. The three of us continued to watch Jeopardy while my aunt asked what we did while she was done. I told her about how we got her homework done fast, how we ate dinner and then she played with the neighborhood kids. My aunt seemed happy before leaving the room to get Marie’s stuff ready for bed and for tomorrow. Time: 7:10
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