Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
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Our words were:
comedy, daily, decided, easy, flat, girl, high, lady, mat, padding, perfect, picture, push, resolve, sideways, slim, stuffed, teapot, ten, tone, tossed.
By Tessa Dean January 2021
Today was the twins’ Baptism. The whole family gathered at the church. Everyone was dressed up in their Sunday best. The gang was picture perfect and they had several friends snapping pictures of the group.
“Boys, quit pushing each other so we can get a nice family shot for over the fireplace,” James said to his family.
“Dad, he pushed me first so I had to push him back,” said 5-year-old Billy.
“Did, not,” said 7-year-old Jason pushing him sideways.
“Boys,” James said. “Enough already, stand still for a few minutes please.”
Thomas turned to Ginny who was beautiful in a pink polka-dotted dress and matching pink high heels which emphasized how slim she was. She usually wore flat shoes since she was so tall. She was almost as tall as Thomas in high heels. “That could be us in 20 years.”
Ginny tossed her long hair over shoulder and said in a serious tone, “Thomas, although I love children and especially your brothers and sister, I decided that I only want two children. I want a boy and a girl, what they call a perfect family.”
“I am a little disappointed. I was hoping for a large family. I grew up in one and just figured I would have one when I grew up.”
“Thomas, raising a family that large is not easy. Just ask your mom and dad. Sure they love all of you kids, but ask them if it is easy or hard. I am sure most of the time it is hard. Especially now with the twins and Anthony is only two still so they have their hands full with three kids under three still in diapers and perhaps Roger is still in diapers at three, I am not sure I can remember or not. I am sorry, but I am going to keep my resolve on the matter of not having 12 kids.”
“How about ten then? That is not quite as large.”
“Look Thomas, don’t start an argument here of all places. I am a lady and I will not resort to cursing, but you don’t want to see me angry, believe me.”
After church there was a reception. Everyone ate till they were stuffed. A waitress came around with a teapot and refilled Ginny’s cup. Ginny leaned back on the chair’s padding-covered back and closed her eyes. She was still mad at Thomas and didn’t feel like talking to him at the moment. She knew he was watching her, she could feel his eyes on her.
Everyone was watching the daily comedy show. Sherry and James each had a child and were changing their diapers on the mat that came in the diaper bag. They had to buy an extra setup since they had the two babies now. Anthony and Jacob shared one diaper bag and Mary had her own pink one. They always kept a couple of the larger diapers and pants in Mary’s diaper bag just in case Roger needed to be changed. He was potty-training, but still had an occasional mishap.
Ginny sighed and opened her eyes and looked over at Thomas. “Look, I am sorry about earlier, but we are going to have to compromise somehow on the subject of kids. We are talking marriage in about five years from now, but I don’t want this hanging between us. If we compromised in the middle that is six kids. That is still four more than I want, but I will consider six for the sake of compromise. Do you think you can live with us just having six kids?”
Thomas looked at her steadily. He thought for a bit, then said, “Ginny I love you and I would do whatever I can for you. If you are willing to compromise at six kids I could live with that. I don’t want to fight about this either.”
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