People are as different as a box of assorted jellybeans. No two people are the same. Because of this, families are unique too. Some of them, however are a little more…interesting than others. One of these interesting families are the Wordmasters. There is a description of each member below so you can see just how interesting they really are.
Ian the Impeller
Ian the Impeller is the husband of Sophie the Scrutinizer and the father of Prodigious Patrick, Mawkish Madeleine, Philanthropic Phyllis, and Puerile Polly. He and Sophie make a good team, because when she notices something dirty, he makes the kids clean it up. He has his own company because he likes to be in charge and always orders people around. The kids are very involved at school because he forces them to sign up for things.
Sophie the Scrutinizer
Sophie the Scrutinizer is the wife of Ian the Impeller and the mother of Prodigious Patrick, Mawkish Madeleine, Philanthropic Phyllis, and Puerile Polly. She is an extreme neat freak who has a sharp eye for detail, much to the dismay of her children. If there is a crayon line on the wall from when Polly was coloring, Sophie will notice. If Phyllis leaves a charity ad on the table, Sophie will notice. If there’s a tearstain on Madeleine’s rug, Sophie will notice. If one of Patrick’s hairs is on the ceiling because he bumped it with his head, Sophie will notice. She’ll even notice a microscopic speck of dirt on the rug.
Prodigious Patrick is twenty years old. He’s very tall and his parents and younger siblings have to tilt their heads back just to look at him. He excels at just about everything. In high school, he was in the highest level class for every subject and he got straight A+’s. He was the star of every sports team at the school. He was also the president of the drama club, not to mention the star of every show, and the low brass section leader of the marching band (he played the tuba). He currently goes to MIT and visits his family during vacations.
Mawkish Madeleine is sixteen years old. One of her favorite things to do is to cry over old romantic movies. Her personal favorite is Casablanca. When her father, Ian the Impeller, forces her to do something more constructive, she cries over romance novels instead. She’s had many boyfriends and cried when they dumped her because she was so silly. She would then go home and write about it in her diary. Madeleine is a prominent member of her high school’s drama club as well as a cheerleader, but she doesn’t do very well in school because she daydreams, although she does like English class because they read some cry-worthy material. But then, almost everything is cry-worthy for her.
Philanthropic Phyllis is eleven years old. At the end of fifth grade, she was voted “Kindest” by her classmates. When she was six, her family went on vacation to New York City and she saw a homeless person for the first time. She was so affected by this encounter that she’s been a humanitarian ever since. She donates every cent of her allowance to charities. Her life’s goal is to help people and she can’t wait until she grows up so she can really make a difference.
Puerile Polly is the youngest member of the family, being five years old. All five-year-olds are immature, but everyone who knows her swears that Polly is the worst they’ve ever seen. As soon as she could talk, she started making immature jokes and comments about everything. Sometimes she is just silly, but other times she is downright aggravating. Someone would’ve hurt her long ago if she wasn’t so adorable that no one can stay mad at her for long. Her parents fear for her future because it seems so unlikely that she will ever grow out of her immaturity.