Friday, November 23, 2012
Tony Gets Ready for Work
It's 6:30am and Antoinette is still sleeping. After putting Zahara back to bed, Antoinette had a hard time falling back to sleep. Finally around 5am, she drifted off.
"Mommy? Get up, mommy." (Kenaz)
"What? What? Where did you come from?" (mommy)
"Oh honey, that's my fault. He was up, so I brought him in here." (Tony)
It's times like these Antoinette wishes there was a tv in her bedroom. She would love at least one more hour of sleep.
"Honey, is Nikaya up? If so, she can watch him until I get up." (Antoinette to Tony)
"Sorry. The girls are still sleeping." (Tony)
"So I guess it's just me and you, kid." (Antoinette)
"This watch has stopped again. I guess I need a new battery." (Tony)
"I'll put it on my list and pick one up this weekend." (Antoinette)
"Alright Kenaz, let's go get something warm to put on so we go downstairs." (Antoinette)
In the meantime, Tony heads downstairs to fix his coffee and get the newspaper.
"Anything earth shattering in the paper, today?" (Antoinette)
"No. Same ol', same ol'." (Tony)
"Oh, you already fixed your coffee." (Antoinette)
"Nothing to it with the automatic percolator." (Tony)
"Hi Mom and Dad." (Nikaya)
"Good morning." (both parents)
"Is Zahara still sleeping?" (Antoinette)
"Nikaya, the word is, yes" (Tony)
Antoinette proceeds to make herself a cup of coffee.
"Nikaya, can you run upstairs and get my shoes, please?" (Tony)
"Where are they?" (Nikaya)
"Right by the dresser." (Tony)
Nikaya returns with the shoes.
"Here you go, Daddy." (Nikaya)
"Thank you." (Tony)
"So are you guys getting off early today?" (Antoinette)
"Not to my knowledge." (Tony)
"Come on, Kenaz. Let's go watch tv." (Nikaya)
"Leave him in his seat." (Antoinette)
"But he wants to go watch tv with me." (Nikaya)
"And I want him in his seat. I'm going to fix him breakfast in a minute." (Antoinette)
Nikaya acquiesces. Tony then says his goodbyes to the kids and Antoinette walks him to the door.
"Have a great day. I'll be here slaving in the kitchen all day, and trying to keep three kids entertained.." (Antoinette)
A nice goodbye kiss and Antoinette sends Tony on his way.