Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Taking Kendra to the Doctor
During the final weeks of Kendra's pregnancy, her extended family is pitching in to help with errands, doctor appointments, etc. Today, Grace is taking her to her doctor's appointment. The kids are out of school today for a teacher's workday, so her daughter Courtney is tagging along.
"Get in, Courtney. We have to boogie." (Grace)
"Where we going?" (Courtney)
"We're taking cousin Kendra to the doctor?" (Grace)
"What's wrong with her?" (Courtney)
"She's just getting a checkup. Get in, please." (Grace)
"You've got to be kidding me." (Grace exasperated)
"What's wrong, Mommy?" (Courtney)
"Oh nothing." (Grace)
What she wanted to say was "your dad forgot to put gas in the car again!" But she refrained. She would deal with him later.
"Have a seat and put on your seatbelt." (Grace)
Grace pulls off and heads to the nearest gas station.
The Burkes Home
Grace pulls up to the Burkes house and gently blows the horn.
"Want me to go get her, Mommy?" (Courtney)
"No. She'll be out in a minute." (Grace)
Kendra comes out the house moments later.
"Hey girl. You need some help?" (Grace)
"Hey. No, but it may take me a minute." (Kendra)
"Take your time." (Grace)
"You got it?" (Grace)
"Yep." (Kendra, grunting a little)
"Courtney, it's time to sit down." (Grace)
"Is it quicker to go down King Street?" (Grace)
"There's a lot of traffic this time of day. You should probably take Duke Street." (Kendra)
Grace backs out and heads toward Duke Street. Check back tomorrow to see how Kendra's doctor visit goes.