September 4, 2011
Carters - Round 3
"But they're not old enough to sleep in the big boy beds, Henry!" Anne worried.
"Sure they are, Anne. They're growing boys, now. I was thinking about signing them up for little league this summer."
Anne glanced down and was shocked to see her boys laughing and playing with their toys. They really were growing up fast. She fretted that she hadn't done enough for them, like she had with Jansen. She didn't sing nursery rhymes with them or play peek-a-boo with them... and now it was too late!
A few tears slipped down her cheeks as she cuddled Brandi against her. "Don't worry sweetie, I won't take you for granted." Anne wiped the tears away and glanced over at Henry. Oh great, he was dancing with the broom again. He seemed to be doing that a lot lately. Maybe they needed a night on the town. She would speak with Bev about watching the kids for her one night so that they could actually go on an adult date!
Walking into the kitchen to finish cleaning up after Brandi, she was surprised to find Jansen already cleaning up the mess.
"Don't worry, Mom," he told her. "I'll get this cleaned up. You can go help the boys with their homework. Sean won't tell you, but he hasn't been doing it. He's about to fail this semester."
Brandi felt helpless. Had she completely failed the twins?
"Thanks for helping, Jansen. I'll go talk to Sean."
When Brandi saw Jansen, she stood up in the crib and held her arms up. Laughing, he picked her up. "Oof! You're getting heavier Brandi! What are they feeding you?" Brandi just laughed and patted his chin. "Alright. One bottle coming up!" he said as he plunked her down on the ground. "Morning, Mom."
Anne turned and grinned at Jansen. "Good morning dear. I have pastries this morning. Go wake the twins and let's eat together before school."