WOW! Today was a crazy day, some of it was great, and some was not so great. So it all started this morning. I woke up and dressed into my pair of comfy overalls. When I was at the top of the staircase I looked quickly around, happy to see no one around. I slid down the banister.
No one saw me, I thought. As I was walking to the kitchen to join the family for breakfast, I heard something move from behind the couch. I walked over and heard a. “Boo,” and I saw a head pop up.
I blinked and then pinched myself. “Ouch!” I was certainly not dreaming. “Well, hi, Levi, Mother didn’t tell me you were coming!” I said half-glad to see him; I was hoping he’d have learned to use “good” language by now.
“Howdy, Andi. Let’s go get some breakfast, I’m starved!”
I walked into the kitchen, where I saw Kate and the other kids around the table. Little Hannah was not so little anymore. “Nandi!” she exclaimed. She fingered the necklace I’d given her and said. “Look what I have!”
I patted her on the head. Then I took a seat by Betsy. “How long will you be staying?” I whispered to Betsy. “And when did you get here?”
Betsy smiled shyly. “We got here early this morning, and I don’t know when we are leaving.”
Then Justin said a prayer for the meal, which was interrupted by Levi’s burp and then Betsy’s giggle. Right when he said “Amen,” Hannah started choking on her food that she was eating during the prayer. Then we all heard a knock at the door.
So, the door was being struck on impatiently, Mother was scolding Betsy and Levi, and Kate was pounding the screaming Hannah on her back. What a noise!
Chad jumped up to open the door. I was watching Kate kiss Hannah and telling her that she would be all right. Just then I saw Mitch’s mouth hanging open. (The half-chewed eggs didn’t mix well with his toast or milk, now that I mention it.) It looked disgusting. I mean, if you think something is disgusting than believe me, this was.
No one else seemed to notice. They were all staring at the entrance to the door. Even Hannah stopped crying. I turned to look too, and I couldn’t believe what I saw.