It's the following morning and I have an important test so I
can't miss school even if my ankle is hurting me really bad. I
slid on my senior stretchy shorts and then my senior shirt and I
brushed my hair and wore my hair in a side braid. I had my
backpack on and I went down the steps slowly. I got to the table
and set my backpack down. "Where do you think you are going?" My
mom asked me "School." I said "You need to take one day off." She
said "I can't miss this test." I said "You need to take a day
off. It's not good for your ankle." My mom said "I'm going to
school." I said "You know since you started dating Ashton you
have changed. You are a total spoiled selfish brat." My mom said
"I haven't changed. You just haven't paid much attention to me.
I'm not one of the boys or Jack. I'm from your first marriage.
I'm your daughter. I'm not that important to you." I said
"Caylee." She said "Since I'm just such a burden on you I'm gone.
I'm moving out." I said "And where are you going miss sassy?" She
asked me "I don't know. I will be gone by the weekend." I said
and with that Lauren walked in with Hope.
"I didn't think you would be going today." Lauren said when
she set Hope gently down in the playpen "Well I am." I said "Need
a ride?" I asked "Yeah." I said "Caylee we aren't done." My mom
said "Yes we are." I said and I grab my backpack and I go to
Lauren's car. "What did I walk into?" Lauren asked me as she was
driving down the road. "First a fight over school and then how I
have changed since I started dating Ashton. I told her I'm moving
out." I said "You don't have a place to live Caylee." Lauren
pointed out "Who side are you on?" I asked "I can ask Ashton if
you can stay with us until after graduation." Lauren said "Then I
can call my aunt and see if I can stay at Grandma Mary's house
until August." I said and Lauren nodded.
During lunch we were eating outside and I had my foot prop
up and I decided to call Aunt Penny. "Hey Caylee! How are
things?" She asked me "not so good." I said "I'm sorry." She said
"I have a question. Are you planning on selling Grandma's house?"
I asked "We were thinking about it. You need a place to stay?"
She asked me "Just for the summer until I go to Juillard." I said
"You are more than welcome to stay here. I hope things look up
for you." She said "Thank you." I said and we hung up. "I have
Hope's month check up. You want to come?" Lauren asked me "Yeah."
I said "Oh and Anderson said it's fine. Just start packing."
Lauren said "Want to stay and help?" I asked "Nah, I have to go
home and make things ready for you after the appointment." Lauren
said and I smiled at her.
After Hope's first month check up I get dropped off and I go
to my room and I pack the boxes I'm taking to college and then I
call Lauren. Anderson come and he loads everything up including
Sassy and Sam, I was going to figure that out when it happens. My
uncle gave me Sam, so Sam is my dog. Sam is two years old, but
she's my dog. "Did you let your mom know?" Lauren asked me "Not
really." I said "Well I'm taking Hope to Anderson's mom now I
don't want it to get weird." Lauren said "it won't." I said "How
do you think the boys will react?" Lauren asked me "Well Landon
is young, Sean and Bryson won't care. Liam I'm not sure. I'm
finding him at school tomorrow." I said and Lauren smiles at me
"Just to warn you Hope gets up during the night." Lauren said and
I smiled at her.
My mom calls me around eight o'clock "Are you just going to
stay in your room and ignore me all night?" She asks sounding
very upset "I moved out. Like I said. I'm at Lauren's." I said
"Can we talk?" My mom asked "I have nothing left to say to you."
I said "Caylee Marie Blevins, no matter how mad you are I am
still your mother." She said "I don't want to speak to you right
now." I said and I hung up on her. Liam called me "Caylee, what
happened?" He asked me "Big fight. I can't take it. We're second
place Liam. Not first." I said "Can't blame you. I love you
sissy." He said, we barely call each other any nicknames like
that unless something is going on. Now Sophia calls and I fill
her in and then I fill Ashton in when he finally calls me.
On the 20th I finally caved in and agreed to meet my mom
for lunch to talk. Of course Lauren has to drive me but she was
going over to her dad's who lives near Jace. I sit down across
from my mother, somebody I don't really know. She used to support
me, she would go to everything related to dance. Now we are so
different. "Hello Caylee." My mother said "hello mother." I said
and once we ordered she looked at me "You look nice." She said
"So do you." I said the normal small talk. "Landon misses you."
She said, not even an I miss you. "He will live. I will be on the
other side of the country in June." I said and my mother simply
nodded "I want to be on speaking terms with my daughter." She
said "Why mom? You don't even care. You focus more on the boys
than us." I said "Because they are young, they need me. You don't
need me. You have proven that." My mom said
"Mom we always need you. And since you married Jack and had
Sean, Bryson, and Landon you have really ignored us. I mean I was
still struggling with losing my dad and you move on so quickly.
It's like we are now second place because you care more about
them. I thought we would at least have a closer bond since I'm
your only daughter." I said "Oh Caylee. It's not like that. I'm
sorry if I made you feel like that." She said "That's the thing,
things will go back to normal. I mean you're spending more time
with Maddie than me, the damage is already done. But don't skip
out on your granddaughter's life." I said and my mom nodded. We
both began eating our lunch. "I also feel like you have replaced
me since you are busy dating Ashton and all. It seems like you
have changed." My mom said.
After a very emotional lunch my mom got up and hugged me "I
know you won't move back in. But just can visit. Never leave
California without saying good-bye." My mom said "I won't." I
said and we got in her car and then we went home and Lauren was
going to pick me up later. "What will happen to Sam and Sassy
when you go to New York?" My mom asked me "I'm not sure. Lauren
said she will keep them, they both love them." I said and my mom
nodded "They are always welcome to stay here until you can move
off campus and can come and get them." My mom said and I nodded.
I can't believe that I will be on my own in college soon. Or that
I'm graduating high school very soon. It seems like just
yesterday both of my parents were taking me to my first day of