January 28, 2012

Carters (2) - Round 18

James came home and unlocked the door.  "I'm back!" he called out, surprised no one was there.
 "Hello?"
"We're back here!" Perry called.  "Chelsea's delivering our baby!"

Chelsea held her newest baby.  Little Jennings, she thought.  That's the perfect name for this bundle of joy!

Melanie couldn't have been happier with all her wonderful grandchildren.  What a treasure they were!  She couldn't wait to start tutoring them!

"Aw, Dad, do I hafta?" Melvin complained.  "I want to spend Saturday mornings watching cartoons!"

Ross frowned at Melvin.  "This isn't up for discussion.  Grandma wants to help teach you and she's only asking for a few hours of your weekend.  You should try it.  Imagine all the wonderful things you could learn from her!"

Melvin glanced helplessly at Jane.

Clearing her throat, Jane piped up.  "But, Daddy," she begged, batting her eyelashes, "A few hours on the weekend is almost like an eternity! We're not young that long! Pretty soon we'll be teenagers and forced to learn lots of things before college.  Don't you want us to enjoy our youth?"

Ross looked down at his daughter and tried to smother the urge to smile.  "That's my point exactly,"  he dead-panned.  "Spending that time with your Grandmother will be special and give you wonderful memories for the rest of your life.  She won't be around forever, you know?"

Jane looked at Melvin and shrugged. "I tried."  Both kids grumbled as they walked out the door.

Ross picked up Jennings from his crib.  "Don't think you're going to get out of Saturday mornings, either," he teased.

"Gamma!" Jennings yelled as he threw his hands up in the air.

"That's right," Ross said as he snuggled his baby.  "Grandma loves you very much, too!"

James was having a rough time settling into the home he'd grown up in.  It felt more like Ross' place now than his, especially since Chelsea and their kids were there now.  Maybe it would feel different if he found someone to share his life with like Ross had done.

Maybe the matchmaker would help in that department... 

But she was fresh out of any eligible females that night.

James sighed.  Just his luck...

The next day, he found an alluring woman eating lunch with his sister-in-law.  Smoothing his hair down, he introduced himself.

Maybe she was the one, he thought to himself.  She was beautiful, intelligent & extremely nice.  What more could a man want?

The next day after picking up the mail, he happened to cross paths with another beautiful blonde.  Wow, he thought.  When it rains, it pours!

It just felt weird trying to date a female in front of Ross's kids.  After a heart-to-heart with Ross, he decided that it was probably best for him to get his own place.  He had a job now & could support himself.

It took years for him to get over the guilt her felt at not being there when his Mom passed away.  And it took years before Melvin & Jane realized how much they missed their Saturday mornings with Grandma...


2 comments:

  1. ""But, Daddy," she begged, batting her eyelashes, "A few hours on the weekend is almost like an eternity! We're not young that long! Pretty soon we'll be teenagers and forced to learn lots of things before college. Don't you want us to enjoy our youth?"" best piece ever XDDDD! I am sorry for Melany instead ç___ç! Siiiigh.

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  2. Yeah, James you really need your own place if you are going to romance women, hard to do it in front of kids, heh

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