CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-THREE
Max gave Ivy a worried nod.
“Beau loves to play with the kids, but he’s helping Chase today,” Teddy said.
“Do you think there’s something wrong with Chase?” Max asked looking at Jeraine.
“Not a chance,” Noelle said.
“We had a lot of kids,” Jeraine said. “I think he wasn’t used to it. He doesn’t go to day care?”
Max shook his head.
“John’s siblings take care of the kids,” Max said.
“Then that’s it,” Jeraine said.
“Have they been okay here?” Max asked.
“Hey, Max,” Honey said, coming from her apartment.
“Honey!” Max said.
He held out his arms to hug her. She offered him an elbow which he touched her elbow in return.
“Why don’t I show you the way to where your boys are?” Honey asked. “We can talk on the way.”
“Sounds good,” Max said. “Nice to see all of you. Teddy, do you want to come home with me?”
“Dad’s in Egypt,” Teddy said. “My brother and sister are at my grandparents.”
“He lives here,” Noelle said with a nod.
“Yes, I see that,” Max said. He turned to Honey. “Lead on.”
“Okay, how do we know that the frosting is done?” Jeraine asked.
Grinning, Max and Honey moved into the Castle living room.
“I wanted to talk to you about Beau,” Honey said.
“Yeah?” Max asked.
“He had a few problems early on here,” Honey said.
“What happened?” Max’s anxiety rose.
“He had some spills from his diapers,” Honey said. “He was so embarrassed that my daughter found him crying.”
“Poor Beau,” Max said. “He’s such a little guy.”
“My daughter, Maggie, and Heather’s son, Mack, brought Beau to me,” Honey said. “I was able to get him cleaned up. The three of them played. They’ve become fast friends.”
Max looked relieved.
“I wanted to show you some tricks that I use for Maggie,” Honey said. “I mean, she doesn’t use a diaper much anymore, but when she was Beau’s age, she was tiny. Would you like me to show you?”
“Please,” Max said.
Honey gave him a thumbs up. They went into her apartment where she showed him what she did for Beau.
“You should also know,” Honey said.
With his suit jacket off, his sleeves rolled up, and his tie tucked into his shirt, Max was in the middle of practicing the diaper tricks Honey had showed him.
“Yeah?” Max asked.
“Beau’s grown a bit while he’s been here,” Honey said.
“Huh,” Max said. “How’s that?”
He held up the diaper for Honey to see.
“Nice!” Honey said. “It makes a lot more sense when you’re working with a kid.”
“A wiggly, giggly kid?” Max asked.
“There’s that, too,” Honey said with a smile. “Shall we go find your boys?”
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