Do The Cricket- A Joshifer One Shot

This one shot came to be when I heard Karen Lawrence say this on a radio station:

“I know she loves children and she’s always wanted to be a mom so I hope she has/makes time for her personal life so she can get married and have babies.”

And who doesn’t love some daddy Josh!? Anyways, hope you enjoy!  



As I turn the ignition off, a smile forms across my face. Through the windshield I see my wife’s many black shoes intermixed with tiny pink and purple sparkly ones scattered around the garage stairs that lead up to the kitchen door. I step out of the car and shut the door, greeted by our dalmations Pongo and Perdy, which our four year old who was obsessed with 101 Dalmations at the time so carefully named.

“What are you guys doing out here?” I say to them as they run ahead to the door, which I open, letting the barking dogs inside.

“Damn it Josh!” Jennifer curses over their loud barking, as she slams some dishes from the dishwasher into the cabinet. “I put them out there for a reason!” I raise my eyebrows wondering what the hell I just walked into and just stand there for a second, hoping she’ll cool off. She grabs Pongo by the collar and leads him out the back door which she loudly slams. She begins to chase Perdy around the kitchen, who has no intention of going back outside. She finally ends up diving on the floor, grabbing Perdy by her hind legs. I’m about to burst out laughing at the whole scenario when I see her start to sob.

“Jen, what’s wrong?“ I set my keys down on the counter. I walk over and kneel beside her. She lets go of Perdy to place her face in her hands. “Jen, honey, look at me.” I say gently as I pull her hands down and tilt her chin to look me directly in the eyes. “What’s wrong?”

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