Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Meanwhile at the Other Taylor Home.... (Photostory)
Danielle and the kids have returned home after a fun filled day with the neighbors. Rod and Freeman are still out fishing.
Danielle has fallen asleep on the sofa. The boys are upstairs taking a nap. They were exhausted after running around all day.
"Oh goodness, I must have fallen asleep."
She can see from the caller id that it's Rod.
"Hello honey. How are you guys making out?" (Danielle)
"That's great. So you're on your way home?" (Danielle)
"We're fine. (pause) No. The boys are sleeping." (Danielle)
"Okay. I love you. I'll see you when you get here. (pause) Be careful." (Danielle)
Danielle takes a nice long stretch before heading to the kitchen to do the dishes. She figures she has about an hour and a half before Rod gets home. This leaves enough time to do a few things upstairs and get dinner started.
She needs to do a couple loads of laundry, but decides to save that until tomorrow.
She wanted me to show you her laundry area just off the kitchen.
With the dishes done, she decides to quickly check on the boys.
They are still fast asleep. All that running around really tuckered them out.
"Awwww, look at them." (Danielle)
Danielle contemplates waking them up. Too much sleep and they won't be able to get to sleep later. She decides to go start dinner first. Waking up Jacob could lead to a cranky toddler and this in turn could make dinner preparations a little more challenging. She first heads to her bedroom to straighten up a bit and then back to the kitchen to prepare dinner.
She decides on fresh fish for her and Rod, and hot dogs for the boys. They don't get hot dogs often, so they will consider this a treat.
She is preparing fish that Rod caught the last time he went fishing.
She hears keys in the door.
"Honey, you're home. That was fast." (Danielle)
"I guess I was anxious to get back home." (Rod)
"So how was the trip?" (Danielle)
"It was really good. Dad and I were able to clear the air. I think we are going to be okay." (Rod)
"That's wonderful. I know how much that was bothering you." (Danielle)
"I missed you today." (Rod)
"I missed you, too." (Danielle)
After a sweet hello kiss, Danielle heads back to the kitchen.
"Ah, you're cooking the fish I caught." (Rod)
"Speaking of fish, where is your fish from today?" (Danielle)
"I let my dad have it all. We still have quite a bit here." (Rod)
"Ah, that was nice of you." (Danielle)
"He was happy. Well, I'm going to go take a shower." (Rod)
"Ok. Dinner will be ready soon." (Danielle)
Rod steals another kiss before he leaves.
Danielle watches as leaves.
"You sure you don't want to join me?" (Rod)
"I would love to, but there are going to be two hungry little boys looking for some food soon." (Danielle)
"Ok, but you don't know what you are missing." (Rod)