Jacquie and Vanessa work on the mailing lists for the Salon in the dining room. Niece Kimmy yawns.
Jacquie: What are we going to give all the Grandma's for Mother's Day? Usually I give them all a free spa day...can't do that with social distancing and the salon closed.
Vanny: I think the baby is ready for her nap. Mama, how about a family photo? We haven't had one for a long time, not since Kiara was a baby, and now she is six. The Grammas and Great Grams will love that.
Jacquie: Well, everyone is home, and Kimmy can go down for a nap. Tres just painted the wall in the basement, that would be a good place. Can you put the baby down and I will get Craig to find the camera stand.
Jacquie: Stop that now, Kimmy will wake up with all that screeching!
Tres: Mama, I don't screech. Vanny does!
Tres: Stop that!
Cassidy: You two are always trouble!
Jacquie: We need to get closer, please. Kiara sit down nice in Daddy's lap.
Kiara: Tres poking Vanny, Mama.
Craig: Everyone stand still....click!
Cassidy: Can we hurry, I have a Zoom meeting with the girls at 2:00.
Jacquie: Vanny stop squirming.
Vanny: Tres needs to move away.
Tres: I'll sit in front and hold the other BRAT!
Craig: Let's just get this over with.
Cassidy: Go Cubs! That should make everyone smile.
Craig: That should be good enough.
Jacquie: Sure, it's the only present we can give your mom and my mama, Great Grams and it just has to be good enough. Now my hair came undone. Tres, get off the basement floor!
Vanny: I checked the photos, Mama. They are great and we are a beautiful family!
Jacquie: I hear Kimmy and I've had enuf! I'm going upstairs.
Cassidy: I'm outta here.
Craig: HOLD IT! Okay, gang. One more photo for your mother. And try to sit still and smile!
Kiara: For Mommy!
Cassidy: Oh, Dad, you're the best.
Craig: I have the best kids, most of the time, but that's your Mom's doing.
Jacquie stands on the stairs and listens...and gets a tear in her eye.
For all those families trying so hard out there...
Happy Mothers' Day!
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