Neek was supposed to be working on another report. He hadn’t sent one home in almost a month and he knew his leader was probably getting impatient with him but it was near impossible to stay focused on work these days. He could hear his wife and two children playing upstairs, their laughter filling the house so he longed to join them. He eagerly looked at the stairs when he heard their youngest running down, laughing hysterically all the way, his mother soon followed, sweeping him off his feet as she proclaimed “I got you!” She glanced over at Neek “how’s that report coming baby”
He looked down, seeing he hadn’t even finished a paragraph. She could tell by the look on his face he wasn’t getting anything done so she said “why don’t I go to teh store with the kids. I can think up something special for dinner and you could work”
“I dont want you three to leave”
“you need to send a report in, it’s your job”
“Kiss me first then?” she set their youngest down and walked over to him, laughing as she said “it’s only the store” she kissed him then he answered “I love you and our life so much though. I don’t like missing any of it”
“we’ll be back, the sooner you get that completed the sooner we can have some fun together. I’ll have my phone”
“Okay” She yelled up for her older son " Get ready to leave Baek!"
“Yes mam!” He yelled down so she started looking for her youngest shoes. Once they were all ready the boys hugged their father then followed their mom out. He looked sadly at the door a few moments before making himself finish his report so he could be with them.