“Do you remember our first date?” Lizzie asked.
“Of course, I do,” Joseph grinned. “It’s when you first called me hot!”
Lizzie laughed. “We should get… breakfast burgers after this if it isn’t too late.”
“It’s almost nighttime,” Joseph replied.
“So? Breakfast is good anytime of the day,” Lizzie replied.
“Sul sul,” Sage said as if she had just stepped from a steaming sauna, not run her own personal marathon confined to the gym. “You look exhausted.”
“You think?” Lizzie sighed.
“You should come by my apartment. Sugar and I are hosting a juicing party,” Sage invited.
“As in ‘juice?'”
If she wasn’t so tired, her eyes would bug. She couldn’t remember the last time she enjoyed nectar or anything else for that matter.
“No juice… as in cleanse… fruit… you know, it’s the latest fad for staying fit,” Sage replied, grabbing a cotton towel.
“I’ll see,” Lizzie glanced back at Joseph who was chatting on the phone with someone in an animated fashion while continuing his run.
A breakfast burger sounded better than the kale smoothie Sage described. That’s probably why I kept my baby fat.
“What could the kids have possibly done this time to tick off Bugsie?” Joseph groaned.
“We forgot our shoes!” Lizzie gasped. “That woman is a saint for watching all our kids.”
“I know,” Joseph rubbed the back of his neck. “I’ll go back for the shoes. You go get the car.”
“And our clothes?” Lizzie said. “What’s wrong with us?”
Joseph planted a kiss on his wife’s cheek. “We’re parents. That’s what.”
“All I did was ask her to change into her pajamas,” Bugsie rolled her eyes. “I don’t understand.”
Joseph grimaced. “It’s okay, Bugs, we’ll take it from here.”
“Carrie, you could’ve been better for the babysitter,” Lizzie sighed.
“Bbuh…buh…but,” Carrie blubbered.
“You can sleep in your costume. Just go to bed,” Lizzie said.
Joey Jr. rushed out into the hallway wanting his dad.
“Daddy! Car-rie is loud!” Joey screeched at his own loud volume.
“Shut it,” Carrie yelled, running inside sniffling.
“The door?” Joey cocked his head.
Joseph and I shared a knowing smile.
“Sure, buddy, the door,” Joseph said.
Author Notes: Thanks for reading. Oh the joys of parenthood! So they were going to run around in the park, but it got really cloudy outside with a chance of meatballs… or just thunderstorms. Totally called it. The minute they were inside the gym. Raining cats and dogs outside.So many thunderstorms in San Myshuno. This chapter featured InfraGreen‘s Carrie and Marshall, Karilan‘s Sage, MINEZ‘ Issador, Bugsie2016‘s Bugsie, and LegacySims2017‘s Joseph.