Who: Stevie and Mary Ellen What: stuff? Where: the cottage When: Thursday night Rating: TBD Open: Not for now
Once dinner had finished Mary had insisted on helping get the babies to bed, she knew not doing anything was tough for Peggy but she also knew that if she could keep her for overdoing it, her (might-as-well-be) mother in law would heal much faster and be able to get back in to her life fully. So she'd gotten Steve and Bucky on her side and convinced the three of them to let her and Stevie take care of the little ones while they took a night off.
Bathtime had gone surprisingly well, despite her Stevie being around always seeming to hype up his little self. She had them both in the tub but took care of Mouse first, distracting her with little songs and toys so she'd be able to wash her hair and get the food off her face. Once she was satisfied the little girl was cleaned up, she moved on to Stevie, he was more fidgety but easier to distract so it didn't take much longer, though he didn't exactly want to get out of the warm water when she was done. Rather than fight it she let him sit and play with his little boats while she gathered Mouse in to a fuzzy towel and held her in her own lap. Before long she realized the little one was falling asleep.
"Hey Stevie?" she called softly to the next room, "C'mere for a minute?"