“The New Bohemians”
Warnings: pot, karma, nudity, gossip girls, possessed children, vandalism, and unbelievable cuteness.
Wednesday, Day 10
“Pots & Playdates”
The newest resident of 17 Oceanside Blvd., arts & crafts aficionado Kent Healey, is up with the chickens crafting his… craft. Kent’s passion is pot — pottery, that is — and he hopes Oceanside will allow him to open a store full of pot on the island.
While he’s hard at work let me give you his stats. Kent is a 5-8-6-3-3 Popularity/Pleasure Aries. He likes hard-working ladies that wear glasses but doesn’t want to see them in their swimwear. He has high interests in work, weather, and money. His true passion, of course, is arts & crafts with a maxed enthusiasm in it and maxed creativity. His dream in life is to own five top level businesses. His traits are not very bright, easily impressed, social butterfly, good sense of humor, and vegetarian.
Wowza that’s huge! Kent hopes to have at least two of every pottery item available to sell before he opens shop.
Kent isn’t alone, of course. He’s “watching” his girlfriend’s daughter Cyan Troubadour-Bossanova while her mother sleeps. Cyan hasn’t learned any skills yet but does she really need them with a beautiful face like that? She does? Awww…
All of that pot has given Kent the munchies. Leftover mac & cheese hits the spot.
Then it’s potty training time…
and nap time.
Matisse Troubadour — artist, lawyer, free love advocate — finally awakens from her deep slumber. The condo is still ransacked from Cyan’s birthday party so some cleaning is in order.
Then she’s off to an exciting day of clerking files in the law profession. Matisse doesn’t really care about law. She’s just bidding time until she maxes her arts & crafts enthusiasm and can enter the artist career full time.
Garden Clubber Bruce Jelleff stops by to take a peek at Matisse’s yard. Everyone in Oceanside needs to be up to the GC’s standards or they’re getting fined! Or is he here for another reason…
While Kent continues cleaning…
Miss Cyan is screaming for release!
*It’s funny how some toddlers are able to get out of the crib themselves and some aren’t. I use Inge’s crib get out mod but still not EVERY toddler can do it in my hood.*
Kent is really happy to be a step-dad. He loves taking care of Cyan and spending time with her. Much the opposite of the Minka and Achilles tragedy.
Cyan loves the handmade bear? doll? monkey? that Kent made for her using scraps around his old cave. She’s named her Mrs. Crumplebear and gives her lots of love.
Cyan also loves her drawing table. Matisse is so impressed with her doodles that she wants to display them in the art gallery she hopes to open.
Matisse is so damn tired of this lady! Let’s find her another lawyer… even if there aren’t any other lawyers in Oceanside… >.>
You know what Matisse, maybe Law isn’t the profession for you. You and that Mr. Vanderseaux have been butting heads since you started.
Even yummy fruit parfait couldn’t cheer her up.
When they arrive Gwyn heads straight for the magical leaf pile…
and Viv comforts her unemployed friend.
Matisse, desperately hoping this won’t become a pity-fest, changes the subject to Viv’s husband Malcolm Landgraab X.
Matisse: OMWatcher ever since Malcolm was electrocuted…
Matisse: …he’s been running around here thinking he’s The Flash!
Vivian: Well he has been pretty “speedy” in the bedroom lately. *giggle-snort*
Can you ladies pretend to be nice… for once…
Matisse: *rolls eyes* Here comes Sadie Biltmore. Let’s go inside before she waves at us.
Cyan hurries over to cuddle with Gwyn. The duo are Oceanside’s first toddler BFFs!
Then Cyan corners Sadie to be picked up. Luckily Sadie likes children — of all types.
Well, well, well. Look who happens to be stopping by! It’s Cyan’s dad, Diego Bossanova. Did he come over to spend time with his daughter… finally?
Matisse hopes he hasn’t already heard of her firing. It is a small town and news travels fast after all. Just because she isn’t a lawyer anymore doesn’t mean she still won’t sue him for child support.
But how can she sue Diego? He’s so unbelievably hawt!
Sadie: Yeah, I totally don’t get it either. Your parents are weird, Kid.
Matisse wrangles Cyan away from Sadie for potty training. Got to get Cyan in a good mood if she’s going to spend time with Daddy.
However, as soon as she’s done with the potty, Cyan falls into a deep nap.
Kent wakes up from his nap starving. Since everyone is over he decides to make the island specialty — shrimp gumbo.
Minka Yomoshoto, town doctor and Matisse’s next door neighbor, happened to peek outside in time to see Matisse fawning all over Diego. Worried that they were planning on getting back together, Minka made a bee-line to Matisse’s door to investigate. Minka finally has Diego all to herself. She’s not going to let Matisse take him away from her again.
While dinner is served in the dining room…
woohoo is served in the hot tub.
Vivian: Soda in the woohoo after woohoo actually works! Thank you so much for telling me! I never have to spit out another big headed Landgraab child again!
Matisse: I told you so…
Kent returns to pottering…
and Gwyneth is still playing in the leaf pile… in the rain.
Gwyneth: No one is going to make me stop playing in the leaves!
Gwyneth: *evil distorted voice* NO ONE!
Even Satan has a mom that they have to obey.
Since it’s late, Kent says goodnight to lovers Minka and Diego while Matisse takes a bath.
Matisse: Yoo-hoo! Last chance to look at my chiseled abs!
As a pregnant Matisse hits the hay…
Kent is on-point in the potty training department.
*sigh* She’s still cute — even in nasty toilet water.
Thursday, Day 11
Kent works tirelessly through the night on his masterpieces.
As does Cyan.
With Matisse on “days” and Kent “working” nights, the couple haven’t had a lot of time to spend together.
With all of this free time from losing her job, Matisse can focus on her painting.
YES, SHE’S STILL DOING THE DAMN BECCA ON PINK IN GREEN 3.0!!!
Matisse: *ahem* It’s a series.
~No shit, Sherlock~
Cyan is up…
and ready for more training.
All of the toilet water surfing Cyan was doing in the middle of the night made her super stinky. Matisse bathes her in lavender scented water to mask the smell of poo.
Cyan’s other favorite toy is an xylophone cobbled together by Kent from trees and rocks around his old cave. Mrs. Crumplebear does not approve of such noise and turns her back on Cyan.
Matisse: George, did you hear? Malcolm…
Matisse: totes got fired on his first day!
STOP GOSSIPING ABOUT MALCOLM!!! HE ALREADY KNOWS! IN FACT IT WAS YOU THAT TOLD HIM!!
You’re just trying to divert the attention of you getting fired! You’re not fooling anyone!
Unfortunately Kent was not successful with today’s shrimp gumbo. He was so hoping to impress the chef.
George: No worries Kent, I like blackened shrimp gumbo. You don’t want it to be too cold!
Very tactful, George!
Unlike your rude wife…
Matisse heads to bed after dinner. Pregnancy — and shrimp gumbo — sure does make her sleepy.
And their guests head to the hot tub to get freaky.
Kent returns to his pottery wheel.
Dawn catches Minka doing another walk-by and feels it’s her chance to harass her about the Blue Hat Society again.
Dawn: I made the most amazing pink dress today, Minka. It’s slinky and sexy…
Dawn: It will go perfectly with the blue feathered facinator I created. When do I get an invite in?
Minka is not budging on her rules, however. No Good Rep, no invite!
Kent has made enough pottery to open his little store. A quick call verifying his loan went through…
and Kent is the owner of Healey Potter, his own store conveniently located just across the street!
Taking a break from potting, Kent joins Dawn and George in the hot tub.
Dawn: That bitch had the nerve to tell me I needed a Good Reputation. Who the woohoo does she think she is? Just wait until she needs a new hat. Who’s going to make that shit for her? Not me…
Meanwhile… *Pop #2*
Kent sends their guests home and Matisse returns to her painting.
Yep… there it is… the same dang painting.
The yard is looking pretty neglected. Kent is still wide-awake so he rakes up the leaves and tidies up the yard.
Matisse puts little Cyan to bed…
and begins Becca 4.0.
Friday, Day 12
“Potty McPot Pots”
Kent is the first one up and releases Cyan from the crib.
More potty training for Cyan. She’s bound to get the hang it sooner or later.
Matisse is up and ready to face the day. Today the newest bohemian will make their presence. Matisse has to mentally prepare herself.
Matisse: Deep breaths girl, you got this.
As Matisse sits down to breakfast Kent can tell that she’s really tense and nervous.
Kent: We should hang out on the beach today. Relaxing on the sand is just what you need.
The couple spend the afternoon lounging on the beach watching the clouds.
Kent: I swear that one looks like a bath tub. Do you see it?
Kent’s master plan worked. Matisse is calm and relaxed and having a great time.
That is until…
What the deuce?
Rocky: He thinks he’s going to stop selling bubble juice does he? Thinks he’s going legit cause he’s got a baby on the way? That’ll show ’em!
Rocky: …that’ll show ’em…
Who knew Rocky Kotsomiti was the Bubble Juice Kingpin of Oceanside???
Thank goodness Matisse and Kent missed all of the trash-knocking-over drama. They are content in their own little world.
When Matisse leaves for a nap Kent notices the kicked over trash. He knows this is a message from the Kotsomiti crime family.
Nervous, Kent cleans up the mess before Matisse sees it. She must never find out about his past…
That evening Kent runs into Connor Firestone, town mechanic, and introduces himself. Connor looks like a tough guy that can take care of himself. He might be a good friend to have around if things get ugly with Kotsomiti.
As the guys bond over a sporting event…
Miss Cyan is awake and in need of the potty.
OH MY GOD!!! SHE’S POTTY TRAINED!!!!
Cyan Troubadour-Bossanova is the first potty trained tot in Oceanside, everyone! I knew you were the chosen one! *tear*
After all of the excitement Kent says goodnight to the guys…
and cuddles in bed with Matisse.
Cuddle time is cut short when Matisse goes into labor.
It’s another beautiful baby girl!!!
Skye Troubadour-Healey has her father’s medium skintone and dark blue eyes, and her mother’s black hair.
Kent is ecstatic! He’s so happy to meet his beautiful baby girl! This is the best day of his life!
Saturday, Day 13
“Healey Potter and The Chamber Pot of Secrets”
Baby Skye is the cutest thing in Oceanside!
Matisse cuddles, plays, and nurses Skye until finally placing her in Cyan’s crib. She didn’t want to put her down! Pretty soon Matisse will remove her photography studio and give Skye her own room, but right now the girls are sharing.
Matisse needs to start working again. Since law wasn’t her thing — and there’s an opening in the Journalism career since Diego quit — Matisse takes up Journalism. She can take all of the photography for the paper and draw the Sunday funnies. It will be great!
Cyan wakes up and notices something in her crib.
Cyan: What the hell is that? Is that a BABY? IS IT CUTER THAN ME??!!
Naturally Cyan turns to Mrs. Crumplebear for guidance.
Cyan: Missus Cwumplewear, Is that baby gwoing to stay for-evwer?
Cyan: What do you mean, yes? She’s NOT CUTER THAN ME! DIE CWUMPLEWEAR! DIE!!!
In a saner part of the house…
Matisse: *tee-hee* That was a good one.
Since it’s almost winter, Matisse finally changes out of her favorite tank top and denim skirt combo for warmer clothes.
Just three more and she can become an “official” artist!
Cyan: It’s just you and me Mr. Potty Chair. We can do this!
Do it Cyan, Do it!
This girl is working it! *sniff* I’m so proud!
Finally done with Becca on Pink in Green 4.0…
Matisse eats breakfast while Kent heads across the street to the shop.
Healey Potter is a cute little two story shop where Kent sells his handmade pottery.
Kent had the bright idea to place his pottery wheel in the middle of the sales floor. That way the customers could see that he actually makes every piece by hand.
And the customers start pouring in.
Owen Goodacre, I wouldn’t take you for the artisanal ceramics type?
Owen: I see a dead lizard. Dead lizards are funny!
Just what I thought…
Brodie Mason grabs the ginormous floor vase…
and Minka takes Kent’s small vase.
Kent only has a simple cash box, but he still can’t figure out how much change Brodie should have.
He hopes all will be forgiven when he gives her his pitiful cute face.
Back to the wheel for Kent as Garden Clubber Heaven Gallo enters. He hopes she’s not here to start trouble. Kent knows that the “Garden Club” is just a front for Kotsomiti’s illegal bubble juice trade, but the other residents don’t. He’s pretty sure Heaven doesn’t want to make a scene and tip them off.
Just in time to replace the one Brodie bought.
Owen buys the wall gecko that he liked so much. Don’t know if it really works with your country decor but we’ll see!
Kent restocks as Selena Firestone enters the shop. This stuff fits her style perfectly!
Kent is doing quite well for his first day of business!
Kent closes up shop when his hygiene gets to be too much for his customers. He re-stocks what he can…
and heads home.
Back at the house…
Bruce is back again looking for Kent…
Skye is doing that twisty-screamy thing babies do.
Cyan: I think we should give it back. It’s defective.
After a quick change Mommy brings Skye outside for her first art lesson — same as she did with Cyan.
Matisse pays her rent to Malcolm. Maybe she could convince Malcolm to sell her the condo — Matisse could be very convincing when she wanted to… if you know what I mean.
Matisse doesn’t want Cyan to feel unloved now that her sister has arrived so she tries to spend some Mommy and Me time with her. Now is a good time to teach Cyan how to walk.
I’m telling you, this is the best kid in Oceanside. *Not a biased statement at all*
Soon it’s nap time for everyone.
When Kent returns from work he heads straight to Skye.
He’s such a proud papa! Just being with his little angel gives him hope for the future. Hope that his bubble juice days are over and he’s free to live his life the way he wants.
With his ladies.
Notes: If I was really on my game I could have come up with some awesome Harry Potter puns when naming all of the pottery — maybe next Troubadour/Healey update 🙁
OMG Skye is so cute!! And Cyan potty trained so quickly! I was doing a little happy dance over here. I love Matisse’s family.
Thank you for reading! ^.^