At least I've got something going for me
Sat Dec 30, 2017 08:27

Families were confusing because Connor knew how they were supposed to go, and he was pretty sure that most of his family’s problems were related to not having a family the way they were supposed to be had. Proper families had a mother and a father and a number of children that was appropriate to their resources. Connor’s family did not have those things, because his mother had died when he was very young. They had a step-mother and a step-sister, but they didn’t really count because they weren’t really a part of the family. Rose didn’t like them which meant Dade didn’t like them, and Connor was ambivalent. Honestly, he wasn’t sure how much their father liked their step-mother. Of all of his children, their father was closest to Connor and even then they weren’t particularly close. It was just that Connor believed in the same things that his father did, and he suspected that his father found that relieving, after Rose.

Therefore, it didn’t particularly bother him that Drew made a jab about his family, although he was mildly confused as to how Drew would know such a thing.

“My father is not in a position to be a role model for children,” Connor pointed out, logically. Although, he supposed, technically a father could be a role model for his own children. Connor sometimes considered his father a role model, but not when it came to how he ran his family. “Also, real fathers don’t bake,” he added. “That’s something for mothers or house-elves.” Depending on the family, although Connor would personally be quite surprised if Drew’s family had a house-elf. Or well, perhaps they could use the RMI elves. That made more sense, as Connor assumed that the house-elves still took care of the school even on breaks and things. Some people opted to stay during the winter break although most, like Connor, went home to their families. “Real fathers do things like run businesses or have other jobs, or teach you things about how to be an adult,” those were all things his father did. “My father plays chess with me, and sometimes takes me to events,” now that was a little bit of bragging; over the winter, Connor’s father had taken him to an event with lots of other purebloods, most of whom were quite a bit older than Connor. It had been a little uncomfortable, but Connor had been very pleased that he had gotten to go. Rose had never gone to anything like that, he was pretty sure, and Dade was too young.

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