Black Out

Chapter 2

"No Matt it's mine!" Nicole yelled as she tugged on one side of the storybook.

"No I had it first!" Matt yelled back as he tugged on the other side of the book.

It had been like this for hours now, they fought over everything since the moment they got up this morning; who got the blue cup at breakfast, who got to play with what cars on the hot wheel track, who cleaned up what toys and now it was who got to read the mother goose book for quiet time. They were seriously driving Sara crazy this morning.

Not only was she unable to sleep last night and was very uncomfortable but now the twins had decided that today they would try everything to make her go insane and she couldn't stand it anymore. She sat at the kitchen table reading the newspaper and drinking a glass of water praying for some peace and quiet. "Guys stop fighting over the book you can look at it together." Sara told them but they continued to play tug a war with it.

"I want the book," Matt yelled

"No I do!" Nicole yelled as she gave one last tug with all her might.

Matt had no choice but to let go, Nicole lost her balance and the book went flying over the kitchen table and knocked over Sara's glass of water on the table. Sara jumped back in her chair as the water spilled all over her and the newspaper and the glass fell to the hard tiled floor and smashed into pieces. This was the last straw.

"Alright that's enough!" Sara yelled

Nicole glared at her brother and then moved to push him. "Look what you did!"

"No you did it!" Matt said as she pushed her back making Nicole fall to the tile floor with a thump.

"Mommy Matt pushed me" she whined.

"That's it both of you have been acting like two year old the whole morning and I've had it with both of you!" Sara said in a firm tone.

"Matt started it!" Nicole said as she pointed at her brother.

"No you did" Matt said as he hit Nicole's finger away him

"Ow" Nicole cried "That hurt!" she said and hit him back.

"STOP IT NOW, BOTH OF YOU!" Sara yelled and getting both of their attentions. "Time out for both of you right now!" she told them and pointed to the time out wall.

Nicole and Matt looked at their mother with pleading eyes "But…"

"No you to are to sit there for four minutes. Now go before I make is ten!" she said in a firm voice and watched them slowly walked over and took a seat. She started to shake her head as she turned back to the mess and tried to pick up the pieces of glass.

As she bent down Michael walked into the kitchen and saw the twins in time out and Sara on the floor picking up pieces of glass. "Hey what happened?" he asked as he moved to help her up and take a seat on a near by chair. "Here I got it."

Sara sat down and let of a frustrating sigh, "Well while you have been off doing god knows what I'm here having to play referee for the kids as they have fought over pretty much everything thing since they got up. Their latest was over a stupid book and in the end knocked over the glass of water and it spilled all over me and the glass fell to the floor. I tired Michael! I haven't slept in days and I'm stuck taking care of our children while you hide off somewhere!" she yelled at him.

"Okay calm down Sara it's not that big of a deal" he told her as he moved to throw the broken glass cup in the garbage.

"That's easy for you to say" Sara scoffed at him.

"Look how about you go change and I'll talk to the twins okay. After there is something I want to show you" he told her as he helped her stand up and watched his very pregnant wife waddle up the stairs.

After he finished up cleaning up the mess, Michael made his way over to the twins who still sat quietly against the wall. He knelt down so that he was at eye level with them and looked into their sad eyes.

"Mommy doesn't like us anymore" Nicole said in a very sad voice and was on the verge of tears as was Matt.

"No mommy loves very much she is just a little tired. There is so much going on and your new baby brother or sister will be coming soon. So I need you two to be extra to good help mommy, okay," he said in a soft voice and the twins nodded.

"We sorry we broke the glass" Matt said.

"I know" Michael said as he gave them both a hug. "Now why don't you two go and pick a movie to watch nice and quietly?" They both nodded and slowly walked out of the room to go pick out a movie.

Letting out a sigh Michael climbed the stairs and made his way to his and Sara's bedroom where she was changing. "Everything all right?" he asked as he entered into the room to see Sara mumbling to herself.

"Don't know how much more I can take of this, I mean don't get me wrong I love being pregnant but I doubt I will be able to last two more weeks like this" she said all frustrated. "None of my clothes fit except for this horrible skirt."

"It's going to be alright, now there is something I want to show you," he told her as he took her hand and led her out of their room and towards the twin's room. As he opened the door they saw the twins beds on the far side of the room with one on each side of the room and then on the side closest to them was a white crib that Michael had just assembled earlier. "What do you think?" he asked her as he wrapped his arms around her.

Sara brought her hands to cover her mouth and she started to cry. Michael held her close, he knew Sara was worried things wouldn't be set up in time so he went and got the crib she asked for and him and Linc built it. "It's okay, don't cry," he said as she kissed her forehead. "What do you think?" he asked again as he let his fingers run threw her hair.

"No, no, no" she cried making Michael froze not sure what she meant by no.

"What is it?"

"It's the wrong one," she said as tears streamed down her face. "I asked for a cherry wood 4 in 1 convertible sleigh crib. This is an ash wood crib with all sides the same height and isn't convertible" she cried.

"But I thought you wanted…"

"NO I want a cherry 4 in 1 convertible sleigh crib! The baby bassinet was suppose to be white because it goes better with the blankets and beige bedding I got for it" she snapped at him. "I wanted the cherry colored crib because it matches the twins beds, the white doesn't" she let out a grunt and left the room and a dumbfounded Michael.

"I take it didn't go so well" Linc chuckled as he entered the room after a frustrated Sara left.

"I don't know how much more I can take of this, she's driving me crazy!" Michael hissed at his brother and he brought his hands up on top of his head and paced the room. "Everything ticks her off now, and I mean everything" a desperate Michael said to his brother.

"Yea and to think she was worse when she was pregnant with the twins" Linc laughed.

"It's not funny" Michael said in a serious voice. "Now help me take this stupid crib down so we can go get the right one."