"Don't forget to eat all your carrots," Lacy said when she noticed Marcus pushing them to the side of his plate.
Marcus groaned. Caught!
Mark laughed. "Yeah, if you eat enough of the carrots, you'll get x-ray vision!"
"Cool!" Marcus exclaimed and began shoveling the carrots in his mouth.
Lacy tsked. "Mark! Don't tease him!"
"It's not teasing, honey. It's being creative," Mark replied with a wink. "Come on little man. Finish up your carrots so we can do your homework."
"Aw, do I have to?" Marcus grumbled.
"If you want to watch that basketball game with me tonight, you do!"
"Sure baby, come sit next to Daddy," Mark said patting the cushion next to him.
"Daaaaad. No girls!" Marcus complained.
Mark gave his son a stern look. "Of course she can join us! Come on, baby," he said motioning her in.
Happily Macy ran in and cuddled with her Daddy.
Mindy grimaced. "I know! My Dad and brother watch games all the time! Mommy says that during football season, Daddy doesn't even know we exist!"
Sighing, Macy glanced through the window of the den. "Well, let's go. Marcus might be blowing out the candles soon...
Marcus turned to stare at his Dad and cupped his hand over the mouthpiece. "Not now, Dad. I'm busy! Sidney's agreeing to go the movies with me!" he said happily.