After eating, Mrs. P offered to load the dishwasher but Kate protested. “You go on, and play games with Sarah. I don’t mind helping after such a great meal.”
“If you insist…” Kate didn’t think it was right. Spencer pulled Kate away saying, “I have something for you to do anyway.” He knew why Mrs. P had volunteered to clean up. “Put your coat on and we’ll take Buttons for a short walk.”
After putting Sarah down, Kate played with Buttons while the dishwasher ran its cycle. She aimlessly tossed the ball for him to chase. Her thoughts wandered down the road to think about what life might be like if she and Spencer were married. She only had six months left of active duty and now that she was a mom, she was pretty sure she wanted to get out. She could still use the educational benefits and as long as Spencer was active duty, they could still use the gym and shop at the commissary. And they would have health insurance for Sarah. That was a pretty important benefit.