Some Good Reasons 7
"Where are you off to?" Kelly asked as Joey looked for
his keys and
turned to keep tabs on
His eyes were wide with excitement. “What one?”
“The green one with the white letters on it,” Joey explained.
Kelly slid away from the counter with an apple in her hand and raised her eyebrows. “Where are you gonna take him?”
“Out.” Joey shrugged and looked around for a minute, “Do we need anything at the store?”
She took a bite of apple. “You’re going to go shopping with him?”
“Yeah,” he said, “I figure I can slip into Wal-Mart for a little bit and not get noticed.” He pulled out his keys and shook them a little then slid them back into the pocket of his black sweatshirt. It had been raining off and on that morning. It was still probably a tropical temperature outside, but the rain and the added air conditioning always seemed to bother him so he usually layered up on clothes. “I mean who really is gonna be looking for me at Wal-Mart?”
She laughed a little at the face he made.
“It’s not like they’re going to announce it over the loudspeaker.” He took a breath. “Blue light special on Joey Isle 13.”
“That’s K-Mart,” Kelly laughed.
She smiled. “That announcement thing…That’s K-Mart.”
“Does it really matter?” he asked.
“Can you stop by Publix and pick up something for dinner tonight?”
“Sure,” he said with a shrug, “What are we having?”
“I don’t know,” she said, “What are you making?”
“So I get to make dinner?”
“At least you get to chose,” she said, “And no cheating and going over to your mom’s and pulling out leftovers.”
held up his hands, “Got it.” He
leaned down when
took it from him and
smiled at the two of them. “Better
head out before Brianna gets wind of this.
She’ll freak out when she finds out that
Joey nodded, “I think I’m gonna swing by and see Luis for a minute then go to the store.”
your time,” she said, “Have fun
"Did you go potty honey?" Kelly asks her son.
"No," he says looking at the both of them.
"Well go on and go and then you and daddy can go play," Kelly says and sends him towards the downstairs toilet.
“Do you think I need to take a diaper with me?” Joey asked.
up,” Kelly said the same time
"Oh,” he said, “Sorry.”
a big boy,”
Kelly went to the closet and pulled out a black backpack.
“There is an extra set of pants in there and a shirt and pull up and a book or two and—“
“Good lord,” he said, “I’m only going away from a few hours.”
“Yeah,” she said, “But you haven’t hung out with
"It's a fact of life honey," she says, "You just have to go with what he knows. He's pretty much potty trained, but sometimes he forgets so we just have him wear them to make sure that he doesn't have an accident."
"There's so much that I forget about when I go on the road."
"You've been good though," she says, "You've helped out a lot, even if sometimes it's just more distracting the kids rather than actually helping out."
"What Jelly Bean?" he asked.
"I go to a paw-ty."
"It's Suzy's birthday so I'm gonna take her down the street and come back here and put Trey down for his nap."
"Sounds good," Joey said.
"Daddy. I'm ready!"
shook his head and looked at
"Yeah kiddo," Joey said, "You want your hat too?"
"Joe, you have to get it for him. We hung it in the den with your hats."
"With my hats? Why--?" He looked at Kelly then at his son.
"Oh," Joey widened his eyes for effect, "I forgot."
"Which one?" he asked seeing that there were three tiny baseball hats along with his hats on the hooks.
you gonna wear one?"
looked at the hats then his son's and decided that he'd pick the one that was
close to matching
is?" Joey took off the hat and looked at the brim of the hat where
walked about out into the living room and Joey grabbed his bag then lead him out
to the car. He opened up the back door and threw the backpack in then
reached and picked up
"What's that for?" Joey asked.
"I misseded you," he said softly then pushed away and started to lean towards his car booster seat.
"Hey now kiddo. Be careful. We don't want you to fall down."
"I fallded at the park, but I didn't get blood on me. Mommy says I'm a tough guy."
"You are a tough guy."
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