In the following story Mandi's family
throws a surprise birthday party for
As you read the story, look for
thought everyone had forgotten
her birthday. This morning at the
breakfast table, no one had even wished
her a "Happy Birthday!" No one mentioned
it all day long--not even her mother, and
Mom never forgot anything.
She had noticed her sisters whispering
at lunch. She thought that was kind of
rude! Her mom sent her
to the store for a
loaf of bread in the middle of the
afternoon. Mandi didn't know why she had
to go. Why couldn't
her sister Sarah go?
Sarah was older. And since
when was bread
such an emergency?
She grumbled to herself all the way to
the store and back. It was bad enough
everyone had forgotten
her birthday, she
also had to run everyone's errands!
dragged herself into the kitchen, she was
startled to hear, "SURPRISE!"
They hadn't forgotten after all.