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Mitch glanced up and choked back a laugh. The twins huddled around Benji like a display in a science museum.
“You two leave him alone. He’s still sleeping.”
Danny looked at Mitch with a thoughtful expression. “But he’s makin’ same noises as Meg after she’s been working’ cows all day. Why’s he makin’ da same noises, PaPa?”
About then Benji snorted and rolled, facing the couch he’d slept on last night. Sammy looked up with an equally serious expression. “See! Just like Meg.”
Mitch shooed them away from the sleeping youngster. “Leave him alone. He’s probably tired. And you two are not being very quiet.”
One of Benji’s eye’s fluttered open. He gave Mitch a small smile. “They’re fine. I was waking up anyway.”
Danny immediately climbed on Benji and started bouncing up and down. “Come swim wif us Benny. Daddy said we could swim in the hotel pond before we left.”
Benji looked at Mitch who grinned. “The hotel pool. We don’t have a lot of swimming pools back home. It could have been worse though, he could have called it a cement pond.” Mitch started to chuckle. Then he realized Benji’s expression was blank.
Mitch sighed and rolled his eyes. “I suppose that was long before your time.”
Benji gave a small shrug before turning back to Danny. “Sorry, little dude. I don’t have a swim suit. Besides, I think it’s time for me to leave.”
“Ahh,” Sammy said as she ran her hand through Benji’s pink hair. “You don’t have to go already do you?” She turned to Mitch. “Papa, Benji can stay and play with us. Can’t he?”
Mitch smiled at the scene then nodded toward Benji. “It’s up to him, we can take him home whenever he gets ready. We’re not leaving until tomorrow.”
“Come on Benny! You swim wif us. Daddy will get you a suit.” Danny leaned close to Benji’s ear and in his best whisper announced to the room. “You haffa wear suit. Cause Sammy is a girl and it ain’t nice for her to see your bits. So everyone wears suits.”
Mitch choked back a laugh when Danny rolled his eyes at all the adult rules. Once he had himself under control, he scrutinized Benji. “I think one of Trent’s suits would fit you. He’s really proud of that tiny waist of his and likes to wear the suits a little snug.”
Benji looked at Mitch and blushed slightly when he winked. He bobbed his head in agreement. “If Trent’s okay with that. Then I think it’d be fun. It’s just here at the hotel anyway.”
Mitch glanced at him and grinned. “Ahh, well not really. We were going to the water park. And spend the day.”
Benji’s gaze darted around the room. “Oh. Yeah. Sorry dude, but I can’t afford to do that. I’ll catch you some other time.”
Mitch rested his hand on Benji’s shoulder and squeezed lightly. “Relax. We’ll cover the entry. We owe you for riding all the rides yesterday with the kids.” He chuckled and jiggled the youngster’s shoulder. “Besides, who do you think we’re going to stick in the rides with the kids today?”
He looked at Mitch, then the two eager kids and shrugged. “I guess that would be okay. Sounds kinda fun.”
“Cool. Then let’s get you ready for a day at the water park.”
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