Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Every day I’ll list three things that may, or may not, be related. The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
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By Tessa Dean January 2021
Thomas watched as 1-year-old Anthony tossed the ball to Ginny. She slowly rolled it back to him and he would toss it again. He was happy Ginny was playing with him. His brothers tended to either ignore him or be too rough. Anthony was giggling with joy each time he tossed the ball and she had to get up and go get it.
Finally she told Anthony that it was time to stop playing because Mommy was coming to take him in for his nap. He climbed into Ginny’s lap and curled up to sleep. He yawned and Ginny looked at Thomas. What do I do she mouthed at him?
His mother came out and leaned over to pick him up and take him in for his nap. He protested, but she told him he had to sleep in his crib right now. He could play with Ginny later.
Ginny got up and came over to where Thomas was sitting in the shade. She curled up next to him on the hammock.
“Is your mom pregnant again? I was afraid to say congratulations if it was just baby fat. I did that once to this lady and she got really mad at me and said no it was just fat.”
“Mom is pregnant again. She has one about every 1 and a half to two years. Anthony was to be the last one. He makes 10, but something went wrong and she’s pregnant again. Her and Dad are happy about it though. The more the merrier is their motto. She hopes this one is a girl though since she’s had 10 boys so far.”
“Oh cool, I bet she would love to have a girl this time. When will she know?”
“She had the ultrasound and will have to wait just like we will. They are having a gender reveal party Saturday and you are invited. Hope you can make it. It will be for dinner so dessert is cake, but the gender will be revealed with balloons. It will be either pink or blue balloons in a huge box.
“Oh I would love to come.” Just then his Mom came back out and Ginny congratulated her on the pregnancy and said she hoped it was a girl too.
“This last one isn’t going to be easy. I am getting older and I am so tired and I have all these other children wanting their time with mom. This is definitely the last one. I told your dad they are going to have to do a tubal ligation after this one. I am done having children. We planned on ten and I know that another one isn’t an even number even, not that that really matters when it comes to children.”
The huge box of balloons was sitting in the backyard waiting to be opened by the unsuspecting parents-to-be. Thomas and Ginny were sitting on the hammock again and the rest of the family was gathered around on plastic yard chairs waiting for the big moment. Everyone knew she wanted a girl this time so they were all concentrating on pink balloons coming out of the box.
The box was opened slowly and the first balloon was pink and mom was getting excited, but then she frowned because she caught a glimpse of a blue balloon as well. What was going on? They pulled the box open and 5 pink and 5 blue balloons rose swiftly into the air and everyone watched them til they were out of sight. The parents were mystified. Mom looked at the box and saw an envelope. She pulled it out and it said Congratulations on the future births of your twins. One boy and one girl.
Twins? Everyone was excited now. Voices were raised while congratulations were delivered to the stunned parents. Not only would Mom get her girl, but their bunch would be even at a dozen children.
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