Peas in a Pod

14E3DF38-78D2-406E-9D65-3E0A4D782658The twins came running into our bedroom. “Mommy, Daddy, it snowed last night,” they screamed in unison. “Can we go outside and build a snowman?”

“Sure,” their sleepy-eyed father said. “Have fun.” His wife got up and went to the kitchen to put on a pot of coffee and he joined her a few minutes later. They were sitting at the kitchen table discussing their Christmas plans when there was a knock at the front door.

Dad got up, and went to the door. One of the twins was standing there. “The snow’s too fluffy to make a snowman,” she complained.

“Okay, Jessica,” her father said. “Why don’t you and Jennifer make snow angels instead?”

“Dad, I’m Jennifer.”

Their father looked more closely at Jennifer. “I swear, you and your sister are like two peas in a pod. It’s a wonder that anyone can’t tell you two apart.”

“Whatever,” Jennifer said. “How do you make snow angels?”

“It’s easy,” Dad said, and he explained to his  daughter how to make them.

“Why don’t you go out and play with your girls?” his wife asked when he returned to the kitchen.

“Are you serious” he replied. “It’s too damn cold outside.”

“Well,” she said, “You have to go out to shovel the snow off the driveway down to the pavement anyway.”

“Yeah, I know,” he said. “There are times when I hate this time of year so much that I feel like I need to find something to smash.”

“Oh stop,” she said. “Snow at Christmastime makes things perfect. You really need to stop being such an old scrooge.”

That’s when the twins ran into the house and cried out in unison, “Dad, come look at our snow angels.”

“Peas in a pod,” he said, smiling at his wife.


Written for the following one-word prompts: Nova’s Daily Random Word (fluffy), Ragtag Daily Prompt (pod), Word of the Day Challenge (wonder), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (easy), Scotts Daily Prompt (pavement), The Haunted Wordsmith Daily Word Prompt (smash), and Your Daily Word Prompt (scrooge).

5 thoughts on “Peas in a Pod

  1. Sadje December 20, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    Good one. The two prompts went so well together. Pod and wonder. And most of us wrote about wonder of two/ three kids as alike as peas in a pod.

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