Drabble turned one-shot, written for Week 1 of Finchel Month. It’s late, so I’m just posting it on my blog instead.
“Chris, Evie, Minnie, I want you three in bed early tonight, okay?”
Three pairs of wide, dark brown eyes looked up at Rachel as she addressed her children.
“But don’t we get to celebrate Daddy’s birthday too?” Minnie asked, jutting her lip out and opening her chocolate eyes even wider.
“Of course you do, sweetie pie,” Rachel stroked her youngest daughter’s hair, straightening her headband, “But Daddy and I want some grown-up time afterwards and tonight I’m going to cook a meal especially for the two of us, so I want you all to give us a little bit of time to ourselves too.”
The four-year-old nodded in understanding, leaning forward to press a big, wet kiss against her mother’s face as Rachel bent down to help her put her shoes on.
“Okay, time for school, Hudson family!” Rachel sang, helping Chris’ arm find its way into his coat sleeve and handing Evie her book bag.