January 28, 2012
McMillans - Round 18
Meredith smiled. "Well, I've heard a lot about you, dear. Welcome to our home."
Chase smiled. "It's going to be her home, too, Mom. I proposed to her & she accepted."
Meredith hugged her son tight. "I'm so happy for you!" Then, as though noticing his extreme make-over for the first time, she asked, "But where's your hair?"
Chase & Lindsay glanced at each other and smiled. "Long story," he confessed. "Stupid college stuff."
Lindsay grinned. "I kind of like it now, though."
Chase grabbed her hand. "Then it stays!"
"Oh alright," Lance Russell grumbled. "Only one more though. You beat me all the time!"
Lance stayed until way past 8 when his Dad, Victor Russell came to pick him up. "Hey, champ, Mom was worried about you when you didn't come home."
Lance mumbled, "Sorry," as he put away the chess pieces.
Lacy felt bad for him. She knew Lance didn't get a long with his Dad since his Dad had missed out on so much of his life. But, at least he had a Dad! She'd always wanted to know hers!
Lindsay smiled. "Thanks Chase! I can't wait to go shopping now!"
"Wow," Chase exclaimed when he walked in the room. "It's red! But, it's nice! Classy!"
Lindsay looked around the room. "Do you like it?"
Lindsay couldn't help but feel nervous. Maybe that was because their wedding day had finally come!
"Mmmmm..." Chase acknowledged distractedly.
"And I love the color. It looks great with the room. Although I was thinking about repainting."
"What do you think? Should we repaint?" she asked.
"Little busy here," Chase said, exasperated.
Lindsay sighed as Chase began to kiss her neck again. "Okay, we'll repaint later!"
Meredith worried. "Well, I don't really know who to call." She wondered whether she should've hired a clown. And the cake! She'd forgotten the cake! Amazing that she could run an architecture firm, but couldn't plan a birthday party!
Lindsay smiled. "If you don't mind, I know a few of her classmates' parents. We can have a small party."
Lacy ran over to Lindsay and hugged her. "Really, Lindsay? You mean it? You're the best!"
Meredith felt a little guilty. And jealous. She was glad her son's wife had taken to the family so well... but sometimes she worried she was being replaced! Hurrying into the kitchen, she attempted to at least throw together a birthday cake.
Meredith waved her hand. "Oh please, everyone had fun dear."
Lacy covered her face with her hands. "You sang off key! God. I can't go back to school! Please don't make me! Send me off to private school!"
"Chastity is such a cool name, Lindsay!" Lacy bubbled. "Can I call my friends to tell them?"
Lindsay laughed. "Of course!"
Meredith sighed. It seemed like everything was changing. She would miss that little porch...
"Excuse me," said the Nanny, "I was just stepping in to use.. the... oh nevermind. I'll use the other one."
"Did you hear something?" Chase asked as he came up for some air.
Meredith let out a gust of air, "Phew! I was so worried," she admitted. "I've never done anything like this before, and well, it's been hard raising her on my own."
"Well, you've done an incredible job, Mrs. McMillan."
"Oh, it's Ms. McMillan. I'm a widow," Meredith admitted. Goodness, was it hot in here?! Meredith fanned herself.