"All done!" she called out, wrapping Eva in the hooded duckie towel. "You look so cute!" she laughed as she rubbed noses with her daughter.
"Mama!" Haley chattered happily, banging the little toddler spoon on the plastic highchair tray.
Haley squealed and threw the spoon down and thrust both hands in the cereal bowl to eat.
"Oh no! Haley!" Eva laughed watching her daughter. "So much for the bath!"
"Aw, I'm so sorry, baby! But Mommy has to go do work. I'll be home really soon!"
Nathaniel looked up and grinned back, hoisting Haley into his arms. "Mommy's home! And she brought pizza!"
"Za!" Haley cheered. "Za!"
"No pizza for you!" Eva said with a laugh.
"Oh, it went great! Everyone in the audience were listening so raptly! I think I really made a difference! One woman came up to me afterwards and said that she'd always been so fearful to speak up and that my tips had helped her immensely!"
Nathaniel patted Eva's shoulder. "Congratulation, babe! That's great!"
She smiled with self-satisfaction. "She said she thought that I should run for local representative..."
Nathaniel paused. "And?" he asked.