Robot Parenting pt. 3
Three days had gone by and Thomas had already started crawling around the house. You weren’t exactly sure how old Guy and Thomas were when you first got them, but with Thomas now learning to crawl around you had to get baby gates so he wouldn’t go wandering off somewhere he shouldn’t. Along with the baby gates you got Thomas and, someday, for guy, you also got some baby friendly toys. You wanted to get them a robot dog as a lame joke but the whole thing seemed silly.
Going to the store seemed easier said than done. You couldn’t take Thomas and Guy with you, as a lot of people and kids would ask questions. You decided to go during one of the baby bot’s power naps, naps that usually take one to two hours, which gave you enough time to get food, toys, and even some baby clothing.
You wanted to dress up Thomas and guy in some cute outfits you found. The stores were having their annual ugly Christmas sweater sale and you foun
Robot Parenting pt. 2
Mornings usually greet you with the ringing of your cell phone’s alarm along with whatever ring tone you had set for it. Your normal digital alarm’s beeping annoyed you too much, it was much better to wake up to your own music; it was less annoying than a continuous beeping.
But today you are woken up by something else, and you know it’s still early as the sun is barely peeking over the horizon in your window.
The sounds that woke your slumber are strange; they are a combination of quiet beeps and some sort of auto tuned baby cooing.
The sounds then remind you of the events that happened yesterday.
You roll over to your other side to see the two baby bots awake and crying softly.
They are both lying on their tummies, small blanket covering them, and looking at you with sad; at least you think they are sad, eyes. Thomas was holding out his little robot hand in hopes of getting your attention. At first you think they are sad or afraid of the new person
The clock reads seven and, even though it’s early, you’re tired. You blame the change in the time again as the sun had set long ago. But you still enjoy the oncoming cold weather, it gives you an excuse to wear pajamas all day and drink hot chocolate.
You’re on your laptop watching some random videos while drinking your warm beverage; everything seems at ease as another day seems to come to a close.
You can tell the change in weather is coming as now you have to wear heavier sweaters inside your home, your big empty home. You don’t have anyone living with you, aside from a small fish, and you like that, the quiet of the house with the occasional ticking of your wall clock, and the occasional background noise of the TV. Although, you did wish you had someone sharing the big house with you. A roommate sounded like a good idea at the time but you didn’t want to take the change of said roommate bringing in random strangers and hav