The family gathered around the kitchen table. Mia and Ethan smiled and made kissy faces as Ben and Abigail sat next to each other. After praying, the chicken enchiladas were served along with a nice salad.
“Hey, Ethan,” Ben said. “You look familiar to me.”
“Oh. I don’t recognize you.”
“I think I know you though.” Ben said.
“I don’t know.” Said Ethan because he didn’t know Ben from anywhere.
“There’s some reason I’ve seen you. I know I know you.”
“Well, if you inSIST.” Ethan said busting out laughing again. Abby rolled her eyes at her brother, everyone else laughed.
“Do you have a paper route?”
“Yeah.” said Ethan.
“Do you deliver to Eagle Street?”
“That’s where I live. You deliver our paper.”
“Cool, what house?”
“It’s the one on the corner with the old cars in the yard.”
“Oh yeah, that one.”
Conversation turned elsewhere. Everyone ate their food and talk turned to the weather, and school, and the construction on the roads downtown, and Ben’s new job.
“Hey mom,” Ethan said during a lull in the conversation. “I really like these enchiladas. Their conSISTency is perfect.”
“Thank you, Ethan.” Said his mom. “You can stop with the cyst jokes now if you’d like.”
“Sorry mom, but I feel I must perSIST in mocking my SISTer.”
“OK, Ethan, that’s enough.” Said Ethan’s dad.
“Sorry, I couldn’t reSIST.” Said Ethan.
Although his dad was laughing, he said to Ethan, “OK, go get the mail, son.”
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