After the kids went to bed Mr. Divine and I had a long talk about Kylie’s request to go on a date. She was getting to that age and we needed to allow her to start to understand boys and the way they behaved.
“I want to hide her forever,” whispered Mr. Divine as we moved outside to enjoy the quiet night while we talked, ignoring the that TV played in the background. I climbed between his legs and settled against his chest as his arms cuddled me against him.
“I know,” I replied but she needs to know and understand and experience. The fact she talks to us is important and I would like to keep it that way.”
“Yes,” he said with a sigh.” There is so much insane stuff going on daily it makes you frightened to let your children out the door.”
“The thing is by not letting them out we will do them a huge disservice. There will come one day when we are not there to do everything for them and to protect them.”
“My wife, the brilliant one,” whispered Mr. Divine against my neck.
“Do you your undercover investigation thing. I know that will be the only way you will be completely comfortable,” I murmured.
Mr. Divine’s laughter vibrated against my cheek. “You know me much too well.”