Hot Single Dad(7)By: Mia Madison
All she’s doing is getting the kids their breakfast, for fuck’s sake. They must have wakened and she went to them so I wasn’t disturbed. She’s pouring out the Froot Loops and milk and humming to herself. She didn’t have a disturbed night, then. I’m the only one who’s disturbed. She’s wearing a pink camisole and PJ bottoms with rabbits on them, which makes me smile.
“You like?” she says and does a little wiggle.
“Yes, I like.” Jeez, have a heart, Holly. Has she changed her mind about keeping me at arm’s length overnight? Is she deliberately flirting with me now? Whatever she’s thinking, my cock can’t cope with the way her tits jiggle in that camisole when she wiggles like that. I’ll be in my room jacking off for two months at this rate.
“I want some PJs like that, Daddy. Can I get some?” Katie says.
“Only if Holly wants to go shopping with you.” I am done with that Daddy daughter shopping thing. All the decisions make my head spin. Iris usually gets the kids clothes.
“I can take them,” Holly says. “Is there anything else they need while I’m there? Maybe vacation clothes for France?”
“Well, all their things from last year will be too small. I’ll give you my credit card. If you can bear it, get them enough for a couple of weeks.”
“Ooo,” Katie says. “I love going shopping.”
Jack rolls his eyes.
“Never mind, Jack, that’s girls for you.” I glance at my schedule. “If you’re still out in the afternoon, I’ll meet you all in McDonald’s after your shopping, to make up for it.”
As I leave for work, I hand Holly my credit card. “Treat yourself while you’re there—Katie will love to help you choose. Whatever you need for France. Things for the beach and lying around the pool. A few nice dresses for when I take all my favorite people out.”
“I can’t do that.”
“I’ll be upset if you don’t come back with at least a few new outfits.”
“Are you afraid I’ll show you up?”
“It will only be us there—but if the bunny PJs are anything to go by, I’m going to enjoy your choices. I can’t wait.”
She laughs. “I aim to please.”
Oh, I so wish that were true. She says it, but does she have any idea of all the ways I want her to please me?
The kids and I have fun. We go to Kidz ‘n’ Things, and there’s enough around to entertain Jack and plenty of cute clothes for them both so it’s all good.
“Daddy said you were to buy things for you,” Katie says, but there’s no way I’m buying myself clothes on his credit card.
We are far too early for McDonald’s, so we have all our purchases sent home and go to the petting zoo. As the twins run about feeding the animals, I have to make sure they are cleaning their hands properly with the hand sanitizer and take endless pictures, at their insistence, of every animal in the zoo to show their dad.
But other than that, I have time to let my thoughts wander to this morning, to how it felt much less pressured with the kids there. I almost managed to flirt with Reid without blushing. It’s funny how he loved my stupid PJs. I couldn’t think about trying to be sexy around him with the kids there. I can’t ever compete with Mercia and the women he’s been linked with in any case. It’s better if I play the kooky babysitter. Yes, safer like that. I can do that.
After the zoo, we find Reid waiting for us at McDonald’s, and he goes up to the counter to get our food.
“Here you go, I know how to show a girl a good time.” He laughs as he puts my Big Mac in front of me and shares a tray with Jack and Katie.
I wondered if I’d feel awkward with him this afternoon, but the kids make it easy, filling in every space in the conversation, chattering on about their adventure at the zoo and the things we bought. I can definitely do this. I just have to ignore the initial ache that hits me whenever I see him and I’ll be fine.
“And did you get anything for yourself?” Reid asks me.
“There wasn’t time, and poor Jack was getting bored. I’ll just get some things from home.”