Balancing newborn Issac on his hip while Scott clung to his leg, Stiles barely managed to place the tray of cookies and glasses of milk on the counter before Jackson and Erica barreled into the room. Jackson's lightup shoes had been discarded in the kitchen while his yellow backpack was still slung over his shoulder - he must have had homework - while Erica's pink and orange flipflops still attoned her feet and she had a sheet of paper in her hand - a fieldtrip?
As the duo sat down in front of their respective cups, Erica always used the glass frog one and Jackson refused to use anything other then the plastic pure blue one, Stiles noticed the lack of another blonde head right as he heard something slam in he distance. He blinked several times before looking at Jackson, "Did you do someting to your sister again?"
"What?" Jackson excaimed from around a cookie. "She was like that when she got on the bus! I swear, daddy!"
Stiles looked at him for a minute before nodding, "Okay."
An hour later once everyone homework and premission sheets were done and Jackson had retreated outside with a soccer ball, Erica sat at the kitchen table with nail polish and remover, Boyd sat on the living room with his toys, and Scott and Issac were sleeping Stiles made his way upstairs to Lydia's bedroom.
He knocked on the glittering purple door and called, "Lydia? I'm coming in sweetie." The door creaked open slowly to reveal his oldest sitting on her bed with her knees drawn up to her chest and tears staining her cheeks. "Oh baby...what happened?"
Lydia launched herself into his ars as soon as Stiles sat down. He could feel something wet gathering on his shirt as she hiccuped, "Promise not to tell Papa?"
His chin rested on her head and his hand rubbed smooth circles on her back, "Promise."
"Samantha Presley is going out with Joshua!"
Stiles's mouh fell into an O - it was this kind of problem? He sighed as he pulled her closer, he'd thought he had a few more years before this happened, "It'll be alright Lydia. Josh will break up with Samantha eventually and you can go out with him then. We'll even make a cupcake for you to give to him when you do. No one can resist cupcakes."
"Promise?" Lydia sniffled.
He pressed a kiss to the crown of herhead, "On rainbows and gumdrops."