Suddenly Home

“What’s happening at home tonight?” Emery asked as she closed her math book with a sigh of relief.

“I think everyone will be gone except me,” I answered, looking in the refrigerator and weighing the pros and cons of cooking a meal for one. I decided there were no pros, so I grabbed a box of cereal and put it on the counter.

“I think I’ll stay home,” Emery said. “I’m tired, and a night at home sounds perfect.”

“Okay,” I said, putting the cereal away and grabbing the leftover chili. It would be enough for two if we ate a lot of crackers with it.

“Hey,” Josiah called as he walked up the steps from the basement, “Are you talking about plans for tonight? Because I’m going to be home.”

“Oh, okay!” I said, putting the chili away and grabbing some ground beef. I figured if I made sloppy joes, it would stretch enough to feed three.

“Maybe we can play a game after supper,” Josiah suggested.

“Hello,” Drake called, suddenly walking through the front door.

“Drake!” we all said in unison.

“What are you doing here?” Josiah asked as he wrapped his brother in a bear hug.

“I decided to come home for the night,” Drake explained as he lifted Emery off the ground in a hug.

“Great!” I said, putting the sloppy joe ingredients away. “How about I whip up a pizza, and then we can play a game?”

“Perfect!” they said racing each other downstairs to watch the Japanese show¬†they love.

I tuned on some music as I rolled out the pizza dough and smiled as I had to turn it louder several times due to the laughter coming from the basement and filling the house.

I may never know what to make for supper.

But I’ll take it.

Leave a Reply