Date: December 19, 2020 08:38 pm Title: Chapter 5 - What She Reaps
Don't know if you still check reviews but I wanted to sugar with you how I adored this whole fic.
As a mother of teens boys myself I have found myself meddling in their love lives though not to he degree of this mom. It is as you describe an act of love.
Beside that I also appreciate a lot of the things you touch on Pam's care for Dwight, her insecurity around babies, the way the mom reveals some secrets. I have written on a lot of the same things in many of my stories.
So many sweet little things too here. The chair where it all began is one of my favorite parts of the whole thing.
So if you do come back to read this review, it really touched me so thanks for sharing it.
Date: October 29, 2011 03:42 am Title: Chapter 5 - What She Reaps
I just finished rereading this for what seems like about the thousanth time and I must say, it NEVER gets old. I swear there was a part of me that even as I finished the last chapter I wanted to go right back to the first and reaf it again. You did just such a masterful job with this. The thing is, where most of the time I, and I would venture most other readers/people in general, would feel that in going to Jim's work when she clearly knew he would not be there for the sole purpose of speaking to Pam, basically ignoring Karen who she was aware was Jim's current girlfriend (yay Larissa!!! You go mom! Way to let Karen know just how unimportant she is!) and then going so far as to actually invite Pam not just to Thanksgiving dinner after Jim had not just vetoed the idea but actually gotten upsrt about the whole thing, dinner wasn't enough. Even the day wasn't enough. His mom invited Pam for the whole night. So, where I think most would normally be crying FOUL very loudly and thinking that Jim maybe should never speak to his mom again, the way you have written this so brilliantly you just don't inspire any feelings that his mom did wrong. I think it was clear that Larissa went to DM with no ill intent. She certainly had no intention to hurt Jim. She just had a unique and wonderful bond with her son and he had shared so much of the history of his relationship with Pam that as the reader have a real understanding of why she did it. I think she wanted to, in addition to finding out just who this girl is who has such a stranglehold on her son's heart, I think she wanted to size up the situation, see if there seems to be any hope there. I think she wanted to know how she should handle future conversations with Jim when the topic is Pam. Of she sensed that Pam was on the same page as Jim, she could encourage him, inspire hope in his heart. If however she got the sense that Pam was simply not interested, at least in 'that' way, she could encourage Jim to move past it all. Maybe encourage him to bring Karen around etc. I think she really had no thought of actually extending an invitation to Thankdgiving probably until she did it and she probably only did because she was positive of what was there because she herself already felt the connection to Pam. It's just too darn bad that Jim didn't have a mom that meddled like that. Season 3 would have been a whole lot happier had you been able to get your hands on it.
I really and truly afore this story. Actually, I have read every one of your stories and I like each of them tremendously. You have just such wonderful ways of bringing our couple together and just making the bad stuff go away. Really you only have two stories that make me VERY unhappy, miserable even and that is The Further Adventures of Squirrel McPants (or something like that) and Twelve More Days and I BET that you can gues by now that they make me so very unhappy because I desperately want the rest of them!!! You have done such absolutely brilliant work with each and every story you write, it truly is a shame, a crime even, to allow any, much less two such brilliant stories, to go unfinished. SOOOOO, if you ever read your reviews any longer, this is me begging, pleading and demanding to get more squirrel and just a few more days. As I remember there wasn't a lot you needed to finish that one.
Rant aside, thank you so much for sharing so very much with us. This site truly and honestly would not be near as good without your works on it!
Date: November 28, 2007 07:35 am Title: Chapter 5 - What She Reaps
I really enjoyed this fun, festive, and seasonal story! I liked how you described the lovely Halpert family, I hope there's another chapter! Thanks for writing and sharing this sweet, sweet story!
Date: November 25, 2007 09:56 pm Title: Chapter 5 - What She Reaps
Aww I just found this story and it's amazing!! I kind of wanted Jim to delve into the quick "No!"from Pam on the baby inquiry, but I'm hoping you'll continue this so I can see that development in their relationship soon--you're tagged as a favorite just so I won't miss this for another 11 months ;)
Date: November 25, 2007 04:18 pm Title: Chapter 5 - What She Reaps
What a nice surprise to see that you're continuing this! I re-read the first 4 chapters before starting the new one and fell in love with this story all over again. Thanks for such a warm ending to my Thanksgiving weekend!
Date: November 25, 2007 12:11 pm Title: Chapter 5 - What She Reaps
What a nice Thanksgiving treat for us all, another installment of "Oracle Mom." So nice to "catch up" with the Halpert clan and all their doings.
We will definitely need to hear the "Jamie" backstory at some point though. I have three cousins named James. The oldest one is "Jim", the next one is "Jimmy" and the youngest one was always "Jamie." It was the only way we could probably address them at big family gatherings. And I still call the youngest one "Jamie" even though he's married with a baby now. Crazy.
Date: November 25, 2007 08:57 am Title: Chapter 5 - What She Reaps
I was so excited to see an addition to this story! Great Jim and Pam back and forth, and such a lovely, detailed picture of a bustling home on Thanksgiving.
I'm also super-excited about the emergence of Dwight as a sort of brother who they pick on (because, seriously, it's *Dwight*) but who they also sort of try to protect from the Big Cruel World, and your inclusion of that here was awesome.