Project Main Details
While waiting for their meals, Sarah says, “Alright, everyone, name your best meal on the trip so far.”
Jim proudly proclaims it was the sandwich he made at Morro Bay. Jim likes the way he makes sandwiches. Sarah liked the pizza in Newport Beach. Madison argues that the cream puffs at the donut shop near her grandparent’s house should be everyone’s favorite.
Aiden responds, “Here.”
Madison rolls her eyes. “What? We haven’t even eaten yet! Aiden, you're so lame!”
And the moment she says it, she regrets it.
He is embarrassed, feeling like the stupid little brother. Again.
As Aiden has gone quieter in the last several years, the other three have sort of unconsciously gone on without him. At first, they just covered for him, trying to not make him feel embarrassed for being so quiet. They all naturally just kept telling stories, loudly arguing and giving their opinions. All except Aiden. But now it has become normal. For everyone except Aiden. He just feels increasingly embarrassed, stupid, and small.
Aiden gets one word out: “Nevermind.”
Sarah touches his arm. “Aiden, your sister was the lame one. So, why is this your favorite place?
“I don’t know.”
“I’m sorry, Aiden. Mom’s right. I’m the lame one. Why is this your favorite place?”
“Come on, Aiden. Why?”
After a few seconds more, Aiden says, “Because we’re all happy.”
Everyone knows Aiden is right. This family has not been very happy lately. At least not at the same time. Not in a long time.
The podcast woman said earlier that the most critical relational development time in a child’s life is age nine to ten.
Sarah’s thinks, “That’s Aiden. Right in the middle of the most critical period of his life. And he’s the one least spoken to or listened to.
“Aiden,” Sarah says, as she turns back to her son, “What makes it happy in our family?”
Each of them would like to know his answer.
“You and dad don't have very much fun.” Jim can’t believe what he says.
“You’re right. Keep showing us how to have fun, Aiden,” adds Jim. “Even if it means you and I have to gross your sister out.”
This makes everyone but Madison smile and gets the awkwardness off of Aiden.
“Ok, dad. I’ll try.”
Voice123 Team Comments
Voice123 consultations with this voice seeker regarding this project and/or other projects by this voice seeker, via phone, chat, and/or email.
This project - phone.
Previous projects - phone.
This project - email or chat.
Previous projects - email or chat.
Corporate web site for this voice-seeker confirmed by Voice123
Note: Voice123 strives to establish the legitimacy of all projects posted. However, Voice123 subscribers and users are responsible for confirming information stated by prospective voice seekers, agents and/or clients. Voice123 subscribers and users assume all liability for use of any information found through Voice123, or any of its publications.
This page contains the most important details of this project. If you find the information on this project inaccurate or inappropriate, please let us know by contacting us.