Series: Life After Hunting
Word Count: 670
Characters/Pairings: Dean, Lisa, Dean/Lisa
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural and never will. No copyright infringement intended.
Author's Note: Written for the schmoop_bingo prompt kidfic - bedtime.
Summary: Bedtime in the Winchester house is... chaotic to say the least.
Bedtime in the Winchester house was …chaotic to say the least. Dean and Lisa dreaded it every night. The kids never wanted to go to sleep, which irritated them. They were used to it, however. Sam or Adam used to be able to get Dean and Lisa’s children to sleep when they couldn’t, but both of them had moved out.
“I want to go see Uncle Sammy!” cried four year old Daphne. She loved her uncle, and loved visiting him at his house. Unfortunately, she always wanted to go when it was bedtime.
“You can see Uncle Sammy tomorrow,” Dean told her. He smiled at his daughter and tried shepherd her up the steps into her bedroom.
“Uncle Adam and I are going out to breakfast tomorrow. I want to stay up all night, Daddy!” tried Drew. He attempted the “I want to stay up all night” ploy every night.
“No, Andrew. You’re going to bed.” Dean stifled a laugh. He loved his children’s attempts at trying not to sleep.
“Ben stays up late!” That came from seven year old Lily, who wanted to stay up as late as her older brother did.
“Ben doesn’t even live here anymore and he’s older than you, Lily Savannah.” Dean vaguely remembered Sam attempting to get out of going to bed when he was younger, but he was nowhere near as bad as Lily, Drew, and Daphne.
“It’s not fair!” Lily suddenly started crying, collapsed to the floor dramatically, and began pounding on it. The temper tantrums only happened when she was exhausted, but hiding it.
“Lily Savannah Winchester, stop that right now or you’ll be stuck in time out tomorrow morning!” Lisa called as she came up the stairs.
Lily promptly stopped her tantrum and pulled herself up. “I’m sorry, Mommy and Daddy,” she apologized.
“You’re forgiven,” Dean assured her. He smiled at her and then took her into her bedroom. He tucked her into bed.
“Can you read a story with me, Daddy?” Lily gave him the puppy dog eyes she had learned how to use from Sam.
Dean couldn’t tell his oldest daughter no. “Of course I can. What do you want to read?”He loved reading to his kids.
Lily told him the title, and she and Dean settled into read. The seven year old fell asleep halfway through the story. Dean made sure she was tucked in and then headed over to Drew and Daphne’s room.
Lisa smiled at him when he came in. “Daddy, we want you and Mommy to read to us,” Daphne informed him.
“You do, huh? Well, okay.” Dean sat down next to Lisa. The two began reading Drew and Daphne’s favorite book to them.
Drew fell asleep right as Lisa finished reading the last line. “Can you read one more story to me?” Daphne loved books.
“Of course we can, Daph.” Lisa pulled another book from the shelf. She and Dean took turns reading to their youngest daughter. She fell asleep in less than ten minutes.
Dean and Lisa returned to their own bedroom. “I know it takes forever to get them to sleep, but I love bedtime,” Lisa admitted to her husband.
“Me too, Lise.” Dean wouldn’t trade this time for anything. He loved the chaos that bedtime brought to them.
“I still can’t wait until they’re older and stop complaining about going to bed, though.” Lisa remembered when Ben had finally stopped complaining about going to bed. It had been really nice.
“That would be nice.” Reading to Lily, Drew, and Daphne was fun. It reminded him of when Sam was their ages, which was always a plus. And, his brother was also going through it with his own kids, Molly and Cecelia. Rowan was surprisingly well behaved, however.
Dean and Lisa couldn’t wait to wake up in the morning and deal with the chaos that erupted. After all, that’s what parenthood was about to them.
Chaos was a normality in the Winchester household, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.