Once again, our 15 minute word sprint produced some great works. This week, the prompt was: “Whatever”.
“What should we have for dinner?”
It’s my least favorite game to play, yet I have to play it every single day.
“I don’t know,” says my oldest child.
“Whatever,” says my youngest with a shoulder shrug.
Silence from the middle daughter.
I turn to my husband. “What do you want for dinner?”
“Whatever. I don’t care.”
I open the fridge door and stare.
“What about tacos?”
“I don’t like tacos,” the first child says.
“I like tacos,” says the baby.
Silence from the middle.
I return my attention to the refrigerator. “What about spaghetti?”
“Okay!” The first child says excitedly.
“I’m sick of spaghetti,” the youngest child moans. “We always have spaghetti.”
The middle child looks up from her laptop and silently wrinkles her nose.
“I’m kind of sick of spaghetti, too,” says my husband.
“Fine, but what do you all want instead?”
“I don’t know.”
“I don’t care.”
I hate this game. I never win.
“What if we just order pizza?”
I turn in shock toward the middle child. Pizza? I don’t have to lift a finger for pizza. Someone else cooks Pizza. I don’t have dishes to wash after Pizza.
My middle child waits for my response, her big brown eyes innocent of my previous frustration. She has now become my favorite child.
“Pizza it is,” I say as I slam the fridge door and pick up the phone. “What do you want on the pizza?”
Jenifer Carll-Tong is the author of historical Christian romances. She is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication. Learn more about Jenifer and her books HERE or you can join the fun over at Jenifer’s Facebook group, Jenifer Carll-Tong’s C.I.R.C.L.E. of Readers. (Heads up…that’s where the giveaways happen.)