is Artemis's mother sick?i dont get wats happening to his mom
Artemis' mother is unable to deal with Artemis' father's absence. She and Artemis have been led to believe that her husband and Artemis' father is dead. I don't want to give it away, but Artemis' dad does show up again later on...then his mother makes a miraculous recovery. Right now, she is suffering from massive depression and unable to deal with reality without her husband. Therefore, Artemis has free-rein of the household and is able to cook up all his wacky schemes.