"Mason I need you to come here please so I can change your diaper, mommy is not in a very good mood right now and it would really make her happy if you would come here now." I had been trying for over twenty minutes to get the twins in the same room so I could change them into pajamas for bed and at this point I thought the task would be impossible.
"Mommy I don't want to go to bed yet I haven't said good night to daddy yet." Mason and Elli always said good night to Edward before falling asleep and I guess they just wouldn't do it for me alone.
"Please Mason I already told you that daddy won't be home for a couple of hours and it's past your bedtime look Elli has her PJ's on."
"But it's not fair," his eyes began to well up with tears and I couldn't stand to see my baby being sad "I want daddy". At that point he started balling right there on the couch. I made my way over to him and picked him up.
"Hey don't cry, how about if you put your pajamas on for me and I will let you and Elli stay up and watch some tv and wait for daddy to get home." Immediately Mason was fine and I knew that once again he had used my weakness against me. I couldn't stand to watch him cry he was my little boy and I'd do anything to make him happy.
"Okay" he wriggled in my arms so I let him down and he ran over to the couch and hopped up onto it snuggling in becoming fascinated with the program on the television.
"Mommy" I felt a tug on my pant leg and looked down to find my little girl looking at me with pleading eyes. "Will you sit with me pwease." How could I resist that face I picked her up and carried her over to the couch where I sat down and placed her on my lap. After about ten minutes I looked over to see Mason sound asleep on the sofa next to me. I knew that boy was tired and I decided to let him stay there so I placed Elli next to me and went to get a blanket to cover him.
Elli grabbed the remote and started flipping through the channels. Once she found the show she wanted she put the remote back and became engulfed in the story. Soon I heard the door opening and looked to see my beautiful husband entering through the door. Elli jumped up and ran to her father squealing. He picked her up and wrapped her in a hug.
"How's my little princess. I missed you." He pulled her back to look at him. "What are you still doing up it's past your bedtime."
"Mommy told me and Mason we could stay up until you got home." Edward looked over at me on the couch and raised a brow.
"Don't even start with me." I vented. He looked and saw Mason passed out beside me and chuckled under his breath.
"Well Elli I think it's time for you to go to bed. Should Daddy come with you to say goodnight." He asked with his eyes smiling to her.
"Oh pwease" she exclaimed throwing her tiny arms around his neck as he carried her toward the stairs to her bedroom. I decided to pick up Mason and followed Edward up the stairs with my own two year old. I went into Mason's room and placed him on his bed. Man could that kid sleep even through all the commotion he was dead to the world. I picked up the pair of pajamas from earlier and went over to him. I changed him and pulled the covers up over his body.
Just as I was coming out of Mason's room Edward emerged from Elli's. "Which story tonight?" I asked as I made my way to him.
"The cat in the hat." He replied
"What can I say she loves the story and you know I can't refuse her when she starts to pout."
" I know exactly what you mean." I was remembering the incident earlier this evening. I walked over to him and wrapped my arms around his neck. He placed his hands on my hips. "Hi, Welcome home". He laughed and hugged me tightly to his chest. He began to release me but I stopped him. "Please it's been a long day I just want you to hold me for a while."
"I won't object" once again he hugged me to him. " What happened earlier that Elli wasn't asleep when I got home?"
"Oh Mason just kept running away from me then asked for you and started to cry when I told him he would have to go to bed without daddy tonight. I swear it's like he doesn't love me at all he just knows exactly when to break down so I will give in to him and then he's perfectly fine. They both want you all the time. Am I just not good enough?" by this time I was in tears as Edward held me.
"Baby that's not it at all." Edward was rubbing my back trying to sooth me. " They both love you so much, Mason just wanted his way so he was doing all that he could to get it."
"I'm sorry" I said letting him go and wiping my tears. " I don't know what's wrong with me I seem really emotional lately."
"Your fine lets just head to bed I've had a long day too and all I want right now is to lay down next to my wife and hold her until morning." He was rubbing the bridge of his nose so I knew that whatever had happened today was stressful and I couldn't believe I was so selfish as to complain about my beautiful family when obviously his day was worse. I took his hand and led him towards our bedroom where we changed. I sat on the bed while he finished cleaning up in the bathroom. I could see him just about to finish shaving and decided that now maybe he would be willing to talk about what happened.
" Edward what happened today at the office that made you so upset." He turned and looked at me with a shocked look on his face.
"You picked up on that huh." He turned back around and wiped off his face then began his way over to the dresser to find a pair of sweat pants for bed.
"Of course I did. I'm your wife, did you think I wouldn't notice."
"I kind of hoped you wouldn't." At that remark I gave him one of my looks that when he sees it he knows he's in trouble. " I didn't mean it like that you know I tell you everything it's just that it's not that big of a deal and I didn't want you to worry about it."
"Edward Anthony Cullen what the hell kind of a reason is that? Now your making me worried." I could feel my guard coming up preparing for the worst. He never kept anything from me and when he did it wasn't good. "You know you can tell me anything and I want you to, so just tell me what it is so I can quit freaking out."
I waited for a response but wasn't given a verbal one. He just looked at me with a half scared look on his face which I knew meant that this was even worse than I had originally thought. " Edward answer me."