Monday, November 4, 2013
Danielle and The Boys' Halloween (Photostory)
"Okay, there. Now you are all set." (Danielle)
"Mommy, what's in there?" (Julian)
"That's my butternut squash soup. I'm taking some to the party." (Danielle)
"Are they going to have candy?" (Julian)
"I'm sure there's going to be lots of candy." (Danielle)
"I'm going to check on Daddy." (Julian)
"Okay, but don't stay long. We are leaving as soon as my friends get here." (Danielle)
Julian heads upstairs to see Rod.
"So, Tony the Tiger, are you ready to party." (Danielle)
"Let's go, Mommy." (Jacob)
"We are leaving soon. We have to wait for my friends." (Danielle)
Looks like Rod has made his way downstairs.
"Honey, what are you doing out of bed?" (Danielle)
"I just wanted to come say goodbye to you guys." (Rod)
"I just said goodbye to you, when I tucked you in. You need to get back in the bed, pronto." (Danielle)
"Come on honey. You still have a fever, and you need your rest." (Danielle)
"So when are you guys leaving and when are you coming back?" (Rod)
"Do you want us to just stay here with you? I told you we would." (Danielle)
"Nooo. That's not fair to the boys. You know Julian has been waiting all week to show off his Batman costume." (Rod)
"Okay. Well as soon as my coworker and his girlfriend get here, we'll leave and I will only stay for an hour. That will be enough time for the boys. I will call to check on you. Now, go." (Danielle)
"Okay. I love you." (Rod)
"Love you, too." (Danielle)
As Rod heads back upstairs, the doorbell rings. He stops in his tracks as Danielle goes to answer the door.
It's her coworker Sheldon and his buddy.
"Hey Sheldon. I'm loving the Storm Trooper outfits! Is this your girlfriend?" (Danielle)
"No, my girlfriend couldn't make it, so I brought my buddy, JT." (Sheldon)
"Hello JT. Nice to meet you." (Danielle)
"That's my sick husband, Rod. Honey, you remember Sheldon?" (Danielle)
"Hey guys. Nice costumes. I used to love Star Trek." (Rod)
"Honey, the Storm Troopers are from Star Wars, not Star Trek." (Danielle)
"I'm always confusing those two." (Rod)
"And you remember my sons, Julian and Jacob?" (Danielle)
"Cooool costume." (Julian)
"Thanks. Your costume is awesome, too." (Sheldon)
"Why do you have a gun? My mommy says guns are bad." (Julian)
"And your mom is right. This isn't a real gun. It's nothing but rubber. Unfortunately, it's the only way they sell the costumes." (Sheldon)
"Well we need to get a move on. Let me grab my purse and the soup." (Danielle)
As Danielle goes to the dining room, she notices that Rod is still standing there and he has a less than pleasant look on his face.
"Honey are you okay?" (Danielle)
"I'm fine." (Rod)
Danielle recognizes a strange tone in his voice and she walks over to him.
"Are you sure you are okay?" (Danielle)
"Well I'd just rather be hanging out with you and the boys than laying up here alone." (Rod)
"For the final time, do you want us to stay here?" (Danielle)
"I said no. Go. Have a great time. I'll wait up to hear all about it." (Rod)
This is the first time Rod has been sick, since he and Danielle have been together. Danielle is realizing that he is like most sick men. Just a little on the difficult side. She knows if she stays, he's going to feel bad about disappointing the boys. She knows if she leaves, he's going to be pouting the whole time. It's a no win situation. She's going to the party. She will stroke his ego later.