Kent said he hoped it was another little brother. Sometimes it surprised her that despite being so serious about his school-work and his college admissions tests, he was so family-oriented. She said as much to him, too.
"What? Me? Family-oriented?" he asked in surprise. "No way! Babies cost too much!"
Anthony took to reading Jeremy's bedtime books.
Sharon rocked Trevor in her arms. "Go ahead, but be sure to be home by 10," she told him.
Tapping Trevor on the nose, she told him, "Don't grow up as fast as your brothers, okay?"
"Oh no you don't! Last time I had to clean up all the toilet paper you threw down the toilet! No bathroom!" Jeremy pretend scolded his little brother, then tossed him up in the air.
"I sure did. The house is locked up tight. And the boys are fast asleep," he told her as he opened his arms to cuddle.