Just days after moving into the new home Logan was getting big enough to crawl around his own spaces and for the first time ever - he held his own bottle. Rachel was so happy for him that she called Brian, who was out on a case, to share the happy news.
While she was on the phone Logan noticed that she wasn't paying attention to him.
Logan got bored after about eight minutes of waiting for his mother to find him, so he crawled out of that toy box and looked for something else to do. He found some yummy little dolls in their own house sitting in Jennifer's room just waiting to be eaten.
Rachel started to panic after about ten minutes, but she finally heard some small giggles coming from her daughters room. She peeked in and saw Logan playing so she let him alone.
Brian came home from the case he was out investigating and got Logan and took him down to give him lunch. He snuggled his little boy after he was wiped up and put him in the floor to play. As he watched Brian thought of Rachel's words spoken a week ago - '...you must be nuts. Are you going through a midlife crisis or something?'. The truth was that she was right. After celebrating his middle age birthday, Brian felt like he needed change all around. New clothes, new house, new car - what next?
"OH! The car! It should be here soon." He said aloud to nobody. Coming out of his own thought bubble Brian noticed that his little man was tired. Brian changed into his pajamas (it always helped put Logan to sleep if he thought others were going to bed too) and read Logan a night time story. Pretty soon the baby was fast asleep.
Brian heard a small honk. At the same time, he heard Rachel asking for him to join her in the hot tub. Brian rushed to change into his swimming trunks and shouted "sure!" toward the stairs.
Outside Rachel was greeted by the delivery man. She was more than shocked to see the package.
Brian came rushing out of the house. He was trying to get there before Rachel but he saw that he was too late.
"Okay before you say anything, I can't return it. It was flown here from Italy!" He said as fast as he could after a moment he saw Rachel was staring at him in quite an alarming way. "Honey? Really honey can you quit looking at me like that?"
"How... Much... Was... It?" Rachel managed to say.
"Uh. Just 30... okay 40," Brian paused and looked at his wife, "okay - §60,000." He flinched waiting for the blow.
"Are you serious!? You just totally blew through our babies' school funding?! You have GOT to be kidding me!"
"No no honey, not at all. There... Okay maybe I dipped in a little, but just a small §10,000. That's easily replaceable, easily. The rest I had saved up. Truly baby it's not a big deal." Brian said he was nearly bouncing up and down on the spot in excitement about the car.
While he was down there Rachel joined him for a workout. This was another thing about getting older, Rachel wanted to loose weight. Whether she admitted it or not, she was also going through a mid-life crisis. Hers was not as exuberant as Brian's was, it was more like gaining internal balance and self respect.
Working on and off all day Brian finally finished his project. He dusted himself off for the last time and went to tend Logan.
Brian found Logan in Jennifer's room, he was trying to wake his sister who had tucked herself in for the night.
Brian scooped him up and gently chastised Logan, "Little man, you should know better. It's not nice to wake people when they are asleep."
Logan giggled and pulled at his father's hair. "Bed? Night night?" He was slowly learning to speak and knew key words like 'eat', 'dada', 'mamma' and 'play'. He got his point across when he needed to.
"Sure buddy, are you tired?" Brian asked.
Logan nodded his head, "Night night!"
What she saw melted her heart.
Her two babies were playing together. Jennifer was voluntarily keeping her brother company - and enjoying herself. Rachel thought she couldn't be much happier, but when Jennifer stood and pulled Logan to his fee to hug him, she really thought she'd cry. Rachel was very happy that Jennifer had finally warmed up to Logan.