"Yup!" Angelina piped up first, while twins Esmerelda & Fernando answered more guiltily.
Gretchen sighed. She just wished that she had more energy to be where she was needed! Drained, she didn't even have the energy or the drive to help her kids with their homework! What kind of mother was she?!
Tony grinned. "Sounds great. So where do we start?"
Hearing her siblings yelling & running around, she went to see if she could help out any.
"Nope! Savannah already helped me!"
"Great! Then it's time to go wash up & get ready for bed," she told Esmerelda & Fernando.
"Awww..." they cried in unison as they ran upstairs.
"Hey Dad!" she called out and hurried to catch up with him. "So I was thinking about a car."
Uh oh. Samuel knew where this was going. "Ooookay..."
"What do I have to do to get one? I really, really want one!"
Samuel thought about it. "Well, you'd have to do really good in school & save up the money yourself."
"I'm not sure, but I think I might have just promised Angelina a car," Samuel said as he sat on the bed next to her.
Gretchen dissolved into a fit of giggles, burying her head in his shoulder. "You think?!"
Samuel tickled her. "I'll show you to laugh at me!" he teased.
He was going to college.
Their love affair was over before it really got started, he thought sadly.
(I was surprised she was able to have her first kiss so soon in their relationship, I guess it must've been the 3 bolts!)