Take Seven: 9th April

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
adventure, bedroom, began, china, coffee, crisp, din, giggled, minx, onions, pacify, ready, rolled, snuggled, take, tin, trash, trip, vest, wear, worth

Her sister had promised to make it worth her while if she babysat the boyfriend’s daughter so that they could have a night out.
The evening had not gone well. Not being used to an electric stove, she burnt the burger and onions which ended up in the trash and could find nothing else suitable to eat other than crackers and crisps.
Roberta was usually good with children, but there was nothing she could do to pacify the wailing three year old minx whose tears flowed endlessly and the din was giving her a headache.
‘Story time!’ she gushed, and grabbing the child’s bear and comfort blanket, settled the two of them on the sofa.
‘Ted is going to have an adventure! Where would you like him to go?’
Penny hiccoughed, wiped her nose on her sleeve and said ‘China‘.
‘OK! And who is he going with?’
‘Sindy.’
‘Right. Let’s get them ready shall we?’
Digging the doll out of the box, Roberta put the two toys on the coffee table.
‘What do you think they need?’
Penny looked confused.
‘When you go on an adventure, you need to take some things with you. What shall Ted and Sindy take?’
‘Um……….. not burgers, ‘cos Sindy can’t cook………’ she giggled. ‘Like you!’
Roberta rolled her eyes. Progress was being made as at least Penny had stopped crying.
‘Good plan. So how about some crackers, water and chocolate.’
‘And crisps!’ Penny added gleefully.
‘And what shall they wear?’
‘Coats and wellies………… and Ted must wear his vest as he gets a bad chest.’
‘What about a scarf too?’
Penny trotted off to the bedroom and came back with some items of clothing for the trip.
Together they got the two toys sorted, and Penny snuggled up against Roberta as she began to weave a story about a bear and a doll visiting China.

The two were found cuddled up on the sofa fast asleep. On the table, a bear and a doll dressed in winter clothing sat in front of a tin of rice pudding surrounded by crisps and half eaten crackers.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Take Seven: 9th April

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Nice story Di, is there some truth in there somewhere? 💜💜

    • Not really. Whenever I babysat my nephews, it was never story time. Apparently my great niece likes stories, and I’ve sent her Mum a couple of fairy tales I did for challenges.

  2. Chris Hall says:

    Cleverly woven, Di 🙂

  3. murisopsis says:

    Yep, that’s how it usually goes…

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