"You ready for Daddy Day Out?" Jackson asked him from nearby.
Moudy headed down the driveway. "Say bye to Mommy," he said, reaching over to ruffle Jackson's hair.
"BYE MOMMY!" Moudy screamed loudly, turning in the stroller and waving. "BYYYYYYYE!"
Liz chuckled at her son's exuberance. "Bye!" she called after them, waving wildly for her son.
Grinning, she stood up and grabbed her cell phone, taking a picture. Look at the garden grow! 😃😃😃, she texted Haley, along with the pic of their garden.
A few seconds later, Jason's mom texted back, It's beautiful!! 💓 👍 I love seeing it bloom again!
"I'm going to lock you up in a cell!" Lacie whispered behind her.
Macy made a face. "Mr. French-Baker isn't going to let you!" she replied confidently. She was not going to let her evil twin sister ruin this for her!
Lacie just grinned smugly.
Macy felt a chill go up her spine.
"Alright, kiddos. Remember, keep your hands to yourself and listen to the Officers!" Mr. French-Baker announced, standing up and calling out. He grabbed his clipboard and checked off the kids names as they hopped off the bus.
Macy glanced behind her and caught Lacie staring at her. She hurried up and caught up with her teacher.
"Hey Jas!" Liz called from the garden.
Jason swiveled his gaze towards his friend. "Hey Liz!" He saw the freshly tilled dirt in the garden. "Looking good! Mom would love it!" he told her.
Jason rolled his eyes. "Man, I can't believe you text my mom!" he said with mock annoyance. He knew that Liz and his Mom were close. So weird!
Liz smacked his arm. "You should text her more, too!" she admonished him.
Jason rubbed his arm. Man, Liz packed a punch. "Yeah, but you do it for me!" he teased.
Now it was Liz's turn to roll her eyes. "You headed out?" she asked, poking his uniform.
"Genius, aren't you?" he said glibly.
"It was awesome!" Macy said excitedly. "We went to the police station and learned all about the buddy system and stranger danger!" she told him. "And look what we got!" Macy tugged the plastic police badge from her pocket. "And they made me a deputy!" she bragged.
"Lacie! Pick that up!" Moudy admonished her. "Don't just throw stuff down on the ground and walk off!"
Macy hurried in while her sister was being lectured.
Coach cuffed his shoulder. "You've done a good job with your workout. You're gonna clobber them in our next game!"
"Sure! No prob, Coach!" Jason said.
After Tommy was worn out, Jason clapped Tommy on the shoulder. "You rocked it, Rookie!" he said. "Hit the showers!"
Jason knotted the towel and swiped his hand through his wet hair, slicking it back. "What's up?" he asked.
Jason shook his head. "Nah, I don't think so."
Jason scowled with irritation. "What the hell, Mick?" he asked tersely.
Mickey held his hands up and backed up a step, chuckling. "What? I was just joking! Jeez! Don't be so sensitive!"
"Have a good one!" August called out to Jason.
Tommy leaned forward and whispered to August loudly. "Why isn't Jason coming with us?"
August shrugged. "He's a family-man. Doesn't have time to party!"
Her phone buzzed and she glanced down. "Hold up a sec," she told Anoki.