Maureen offered passive resistance, but otherwise didn’t try and interfere with Joy taking Ben. He was super-excited to be with his Mom, even if he had to get a hair-cut and buy clothes for school. His Mom let him pick out a new truck for being so good. he didn’t notice his Mom getting medicine at the drug store, or buying wine when they were grocery shopping.
They got home and had a little lunch and then Ben ‘rested’ lying down on the sofa watching a Bob the Builder DVD. Joy kicked off her shoes, poured a glass of wine, and took two Xanax. So maybe the morning had been a bit more stressful than she’d had thought, but at least her boy was home.
Now that she was a bit looser, she went in the kitchen and made preparations to have pot roast for dinner. She poured another glass of wine and sat on the sofa near a sleeping Ben and flipped channels. What she and Daniel did in the shower that morning had been wonderful; being able to satisfy him like that with just her hand was unbelievable. She didn’t have a concept of how that translated to satisfying a woman, though. She guessed she wouldn’t find out until she could learn to loosen up and let go.