It’s Wednesday now and I don’t go in until 5, I still took the girls to daycare today so I could have a break and do something kind of normal. I got up at six and got the girls ready and took them to daycare and went home. “Summer, Autumn, Landon, it’s beach time!” I said and they came running down in their bathing suits. We spent the morning at the beach and then went to Lucky’s for lunch around one. Mr. Lynnwood and Chance were working today. Chance was assigned to be our waiter. “What can I get you to drink?” He asked “Four Dr. Peppers.” I said “Okay. I will be right back with your drink.” He said and we nodded, he came back and took our orders and left again.
Mrs. Lynnwood came out of the office and smiled at me, “How are the girls? Where are the girls?” She asked me “They are doing good, growing up quick, they are at daycare.” I said and she smiled at me “Do you work this weekend?” Mrs. Lynnwood asked me “No ma’am.” I said “Can you bring the girls by?” She asked me “I have to see with my parents.” I said “Okay.” She said and apologized for interrupting our lunch and walked off.
My mom got off at four today, and I excused myself to go pick up the girls and came home and she smiled at me. “Mrs. Lynnwood wants me to go over this weekend with the girls.” I said “Your father and I have been talking about that and I think you should. They need to know the girls, they haven’t done anything wrong. Just keep your distance from Chance and you should be fine.” My mom said and I smiled “I will talk to your dad about it tonight.” She said and I smiled “Are you off tomorrow?” I asked “Yeah, so is your Aunt Colie. I’m taking her to a spa day.” My mom said and I smiled at her.
When I got off I went into the girls’ room and checked in on them to seeing them sleeping soundly. I changed into my cheerleading shorts and my baggy Army T-shirt. My phone rang “Hello?” I asked “Hey Kelsey-bug.” Bryce’s voice said “Hey Bryce! I missed you! Why are you calling me?” I asked “I know you would still be up. Mom and dad are probably asleep.” Bryce said “Yeah. I just got home.” I said “How are my nieces?” He asked me “Good. They are waiting to see you.” I said “I will be home in September for a month, and then we’re going off to South Korea for a year.” Bryce said “That’s a war zone.” I said “Yeah. We have spent this time training and taking care of other things.” Bryce said “I’m looking forward to seeing you.” I said “I am too Kels. I’m going to spoil the girls while I’m home.” He said “I know you will. I love you Bryce.” I said “I love you too Kels. I gotta go.” He said “Be safe Bryce.” I said.
I woke up at seven to no baby crying or anything, I got a little worried and went to check in on them to find them sleeping peacefully and a note on Caitlin’s crib: I fed them, changed them for you. Love mom. I smiled at the note and decided against taking them to daycare today. I got in the shower and when I got out I got a phone call “Hello?” I asked “Yes, this is Miss Mary from Daytona Daycare. Is this Kelsey?” Miss Mary asked me “Yes ma’am this is she.” I said “I’m calling to tell you that you got the job. When do you work tomorrow?” She asked me “2-11.” I said “Can you come in tomorrow to get the hang of things?” She asked me “Yes ma’am.” I said “See you then.” She said and we hung up. I got dressed and got the girls dressed and in their stroller. I took them around the neighborhood and to the park. I sat down and saw Tori run up to me, “Kels!” She said “Tori!” I said and Jared walks up “My day off is baby-sitting.” He said and I smiled at him “I don’t babysit anymore.” I said and he smiled at me. “They are beautiful Kels. “ He said “Thanks.” I said “Chance talks about them sometimes.” He said.
I went to Lucky’s for a few telling Mrs. Lynnwood I would be by their house Saturday at one with the girls and she nodded, I left the girls in the car with Summer while I went in. We were going to get something for a late lunch real quick before I had to go to work. When we got home Aunt Colie and my mom was on the porch drinking ice teas. “Gimme the girls.” My mom said and I smiled, I rushed to get in a shower and get changed for work and walked outside to my mom and Aunt Colie holding the girls. “I got the job.” I said “Good.” My mom said and I smiled at her “That’s more income for you and the girls.” Aunt Colie said “I know, I need it.” I said and she smiled at me. “Thank you for watching them, I’m off to work.” I said and she smiled at me.
I woke up at six the next morning, got the girls dressed, got their diaper bag ready and smiled at my parents. “Have a good day.” She said “Thanks, remember pick them up by six.” I said “We will Kels.” She said and I smiled at them “Mrs. Lynnwood is really excited.” I said “I know, I remember how she was in high school.” My mom said and I smiled at her “Well I’m off for work.” I said and they smiled. When I arrived Miss Mary personally took the girls and placed them in the cribs where they slept. “You will be with the baby department. Changing them, feeding them, giving them attention.” She said and I nodded, “We will need you to help out in other places some days but it’s pretty much the same. Our uniform is the shirt that has Daytona Daycare on it, and shorts or pants. What size are you?” She asked me “A small.” I said and she nodded leaving me for a minute.
“Here is your shirt, have your mom tell me your work schedule so I can figure it out. But you will be working during the day here at least.” Miss Mary said “Okay thank you.” I said she gave me a tour around, telling me more about the daycare and then it was time for me to go. “I will see you Monday.” I said “Yes.” Miss Mary said and I walked to my car and smiled. Here I will be making $7.50 an hour and $7.70 at Publix an hour. I got dressed in my work clothes and went to work early “Your schedule for next week?” Brad asked me “Yes sir.” I said “Monday-Friday 5-11, Saturday 7-1, and Sunday: 7-2. And pay day is Friday.” Brad said and I nodded, I quickly texted my mom my schedule telling her to tell Miss Mary that when she picked up the girls today.
When I got off at 11 I went in to check on the girls and then went to bed. I woke up at seven to the girls crying. I got up and rushed to the girls. They were both crying, not loud enough to wake anybody up but me. I got Caylee, changed her and changed Caitlin. “One second.” I said rushing to fix the bottles. I sat in the rocking chair with Caitlin, I fed her and burped her placing her in the crib and fed Caylee. I carried both of them into the living room and had them on both sides of me asleep sucking on their pacifiers. I turned the TV on and watched something I had recorded until I heard footsteps. My dad came in “We’re all going out for breakfast. Go get dressed Kels. Your mom and I will get the girls ready.” He said “Thank you daddy.” I said going to get dressed; we went to Ihop for breakfast. I had Caylee on my right side and my mom had Caitlin on her left side and she sat beside me. “Miss Mary gave me your week schedule.” My mom said “6-4.” She said and I nodded “Thanks for everything you guys have done.” I said and they smiled at me. “We said we would be supportive. You do most of it on your own; you just need help from time to time.” She said and I nodded, I will be working basically all day having an hour to myself. But that’s more money in my pocket and I get to spend time with the girls during the day. When we got home, I had enough time to do my chores and then I had to leave again.
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