"You can say that again," Dot agreed, bending down to kiss Stevie on the head as she looked at her daughter. Frankie seemed so happy out there, dancing around in the rain with her friends. When Dot stood up again she crossed her arms and leaned into Skippy, a slightly smaller smile on her face. "Didn’t take us that long to come out here as a family, did it?” It took longer than that.
Skippy kissed the top of Dot’s head when she leaned against him once more. “Nah, just… feels that way I guess. But, hey! The kids are still young, and we’ve got their whole lives to make it up.” he insisted as he plucked Stevie off the ground and set him on his shoulders so the tiny Warner Squirrel could have a better view, to which the child giggled bubbly.