The Funny Thing Is 

by: Rhiannon & AJ

 

"What, pray tell, did he use as a canvas?" Jed asked, as he closed his eyes and placed a hand on his best friend's shoulder.

Placing a hand over her mouth, Jennifer tried to cover up her laughter. "Mom's dress." Jed immediately banged his head down against Leo's shoulder.

"Tell me you are making this up. Please, tell me this is one of your cruel practical jokes, Jennifer." Jed pleaded with his daughter.

"I could, but I'd be lying. I know how you hate it when I lie to you, Dad."

"Where is your mother right now?" Jed grumbled.

"She's in the bathroom, with Elizabeth, trying to get the marks out of her dress."

"Okay, you stay here with the boys, I'm gonna go find her." Jed picked his head up, off of Leo's shoulder.

"No you aren't." Jennifer said sternly. "You aren't allowed to see the bride before the wedding."

"Jennifer, we are already married, so that doesn't ring true now."

"Yes, it does."

"No, it doesn't."

"Yes, it does."

"No, it doesn't."

"Yes, it does, Dad. Leo, doesn't it still come into play?"

"How about if I go and check on Abbey?" Leo responded, trying to get out of the middle of this downhill battle.

"No! You aren't going anywhere, Leo." Jed shouted. After a short pause, he continued, "Fine, Jennifer. You win. Leave the boys here, and then go back and help your mother."

"Okay." Jenn smiled as she kissed her Dad on the cheek. "But if I were you, I'd keep an eye on Chase. He may have some crayons stashed away somewhere." 

~~~ 

With the short window of time that they had opened to them, they abandoned the idea of attempting to wash the color stains out of the dress, and instead, focused their energy in trying to find a replacement.

"What about this one, Mom?" Zoey held up a very pretty light blue dress.

"No, I just wore that one two months ago." Abbey sighed as she continued her search.

"And this one?" Elizabeth held a dress up, with a very simple, yet elegant floral design on it.

"No, it's too big on me."

"My turn." Jennifer proclaimed as she picked out a very ugly dress in an awful shade of pink. "What about this one?" She smirked as she held it out.

"Jennifer Erin! If that's how serious you are taking this, you might as well go hang out with Chase."

"Jeez, it was just a joke, Mom. You gotta learn to lighten up."

"Not on my wedding day, I don't. Now, I found something that I can wear, you can all go now."

"You aren't going to show us which one?" Zoey asked.

"No, I'm not." Abbey smiled. "Now go tell your father that I will be ready in ten minutes."

"Okay." The three girls said in unison, as they all fled from the closet.

TBC...

 

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