Today is Paul’s day to watch Joey. Paul knows when my lunch break is at school and he just came to visit me around 11:30. I didn’t know he was coming!
I had to laugh because he was driving in the old pony cart and had one of his minature ponies pulling it. He is 16 now and I remember when he was just a little boy driving around in that…
I step outside when I see him pull into the school parking lot. “What are you doing?” I giggle.
He pulls Joey out of his baby seat. “Oh, just visiting.” He smiles. “I made lunch.”
“Oh…mmm.” He hands me Joey and I take him. “Why did you do that?”
“Just because we were bored at home and had nothing to do. I felt like cooking so I made lasagna.” He grabs the casserole out of the back and holds it with pot holders. “I hope you’re hungry!”
All of the little kids playing outside are looking at us. I walk inside with Joey and Paul. Paul puts the casserole on my desk and pulls up a chair for himself. “I have another question. Why did you use the pony cart? You looked so cute coming up in it, but I thought by now you would be too embarrased to ride in it anymore.” I laugh.
“Joseph took his buggy to work, you had yours, and the only one left was the courting buggy. I don’t mind bringing that, but it was a nice day and I wanted to be able to enjoy the breeze instead of being cooped up in there. Plus, I haven’t drove the pony cart in awhile and I like driving it.”
“Oh.” I take a bite of my lasanga. “Paul, this is really good!” I stuff my mouth.
“I know!” He cuts off a little bit for Joey to have. “I don’t know what I did differently.”
We eat the whole dish ourselves and I look at my watch – it was 5 minutes after the kids were supposed to come in. “I don’t mean to tell you to leave, Paul, but I have to call the kids in.” I rush to the bell rope. “Sorry.”
“No, it’s okay. We should be going anyway.” He grabs Joey out of his playpen and grabs the casserole dish.
“Wait!” I say. I grab Joey and kiss him on the forehead. “Muah!” Joey giggles and I bring him out to the pony cart with Paul. I strap him in and wave them off….then I go back inside and pull the bell rope.
I was glad he came and my lunch I had orignally packed didn’t sound that good! He is such a nice little brother! I love him!!!