This is how Fathers’ Day begins for Jonny and Pat the first year after bringing their families together in holy matrimony. The fire alarm is going off and the smell of something burning causes the both of bolt out of bed.
They come to the kitchen to see five sorry kids standing at various stations, trying to mitigate the disaster. Alison is standing on the island waving smoke away from the detector as Sierra spots her. Ollie and Naomi were taking the two fire extinguishers to the stove and oven respectively, leaving Timmy as the oldest to face the music of the parents.
“Dad, Pops. I swear it was an accident!” he says. The rest of the kids stop what they’re doing to stare at the parents. It’s like something out of a sitcom and for some strange reason, Pat has to swallow the lump in his throat. His kids (HIS SON CALLED JONNY POPS), Jonny’s kids, their kids trying to work together. As much of a fucking disaster it created, it’s the beginning.
“New rule: no surprise breakfast,” he states once he regains control of his voice.
“Ever,” Jonny continues, squeezing Pat’s shoulder because he feels it too, the sense of family and love for their blended family.
But now, they got to clean the damn kitchen.