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Pre-K(aboom)

by on October 4, 2012

This story was written for Trifecta’s weekly prompt, and follows on from the last one. I kinda like this whole superhero-family bit. πŸ˜›

Leah had a bad feeling about this. She’d read the parenting guides, met the teacher, scoped out the school, the whole bit. She knew plenty of moms got through the first day of preschool with little trouble. But Leah wasn’t exactly an ordinary mom. And little Nina wasn’t what’d you call an ordinary toddler.

Things went well at first. Leah pulled up to the curb, unbuckled Nina from her asbestos-shielded car seat, and walked her to the classroom. Then Leah went through the mental checklist she’d compiled from the guides. “Right,” she thought to herself, “We can do this. Hug?” she delivered a standard mommy-hug, not like the sort of uneasy awkward half-hug that guys use when they want to acknowledge each other but don’t want to get too close and violate personal space. “Hug. Check. Tell her I love her?” Leah took a breath, and delivered the sentiment with minimal teariness. “Check. Tell her what time I’ll be back?” Leah checked the folder she’d gotten from the teacher. “Twelve. Check. Okay, I guess all that’s left is to walk away. And I can’t look back. Not even if she cries.”

Leah was slightly disappointed when Nina didn’t cry. She walked nonetheless out of the classroom and started down the hall, trying to quelch the nervous feeling that burbled in her stomach. Nina had gone through first-level power-training pretty well, she told herself, and so there was really absolutely nothing to worry-

*BOOM*

Smoke billowed out from the classroom window. Leah dashed back. Nina stood in the smouldering ruins of what had been a pink and yellow-painted dollhouse. “Heh heh heh,” Nina chortled, as little bits of ash and doll-fragments drifted about her. “Barbie burn!”

“Oh dear,” said Leah, and began to give serious reconsideration to homeschooling.

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8 Comments
  1. Oh boy. Burning Barbie on the first day of school makes quite an impression. Homeschooling might not be a bad idea πŸ™‚

  2. Her fears were completely valid. Funny stuff. Thanks for sharing it. Be sure to come on back soon.

    • As Calvin once said, one should always listen to those quiet, nagging doubts…

  3. Home schooling rocks anyway, whether you have superpowers or not…! School might have been awkward for me.
    I love this take πŸ˜€

  4. Sounds like there is some complicated parenting required here!

    • Indeed; they should write a “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Shapeshifters” book.

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