She glanced back towards Jason, sleeping in the crib. If left solely up to him, the poor girl would starve to death during the night, she sighed.
It'd been hard on Jas since Cheri left...
When Jackson finished, she clapped her hands and sang the Potty Song. "Jackson went pee-pee on the potty! He really knows his stuff!" she cheered and clapped along with her toddler.
He'd offered to refurbish the couch that had been sitting out on the back porch, but Jason had emphatically told him no. Apparently it had belonged to his great, great-grandpa Jesse Black. "It's an heirloom," Jason had said firmly.
Moudy scoffed. That dirty, ratty couch was an heirloom, his ass! He kept hoping he would be able to talk Jason into letting him fix it up!
He missed Cheri like crazy, but he was trying to support her dream.
He'd gone up against the board members, but Cheri had been right. They said they'd already hired Angela and that it would be unfair to let her go just because Cheri decided she was ready to join the team again. When he suggested just letting her come back, they protested that they only needed 3 cheerleaders, not 4. They were sad to see Cheri go, but blah.. blah.. blah. A whole bunch of idiotic excuses.
But, it sounded like Cheri was happy enough in Riverview. She was actually cheering for his old college buddy, Anoki! And she would come home as often as she could.
"Don't worry, sweetie. Mama will be home soon!" he promised.
He waved. "Have a good day at school! I'll see you tonight after practice!" he called after them.
She bet Haley would love seeing the garden put to use!
Liz stomped her foot. "Quit using my mixology supplies!" she complained. "How am I supposed to make good drinks if there's an eggy taste to it?"
"I know, I know! I'm sorry Liz! I won't do it again!" Jason promised.
"That's what you said last time!"
Jason grinned. "But this time I mean it," he promised with a charming grin.
"Gotta run!" he winked.
Liz blinked. He'd winked at her. The putz! Liz muttered darkly, pulling all her mixing utensils out and thoroughly washing them.
"You almost ran me over on your bike!" Macy snapped at her sister.
Lacie shrugged her shoulders and rolled her eyes. "Then watch where you're going!" she snapped back.
Oh plundering plumbbob, Liz thought. Not more bickering. "Girls!" she called loudly enough to interrupt them. "Why don't you do your homework so you don't have to go to the corner?"
"I'm not copying you!" Macy hissed.
"Well, I wasn't copying you!" Lacie hissed right back.
"GIRLS!" Liz called loudly from the kitchen.
They quieted down instantly.
"I see you, baby," she said huskily. "You're looking good!"
Jason sighed, gazing at her in on the computer monitor. "Man, I miss you babe," he said wearily. "How long until you're able to come visit."
Cheri sighed, as well. "Not nearly soon enough," she said miserably.