Getting ready for Mother’s Day was exhausting for Ben and me! We’re glad it only happens once a year.
After reminding you lot, we then totally forgot about it till Ben came round on Saturday. We were going for a bike ride with the gargoylz but Mum stopped us. She wanted to plant some bulbs in a pot for Nan as a Mother’s Day present. Although Nan’s a nan, she’s Dad’s mum too, of course! And Mum wanted us to do it for her as she was busy. Ben and I looked at each other in horror when we realised that we needed to get to the shops and buy gifts for our mums or they’d never let us forget it. So we decided to stuff the bulbs in the pot really quickly and then head off.
Well we’d forgotten we had the gargoylz to help! It took hours to do the job. We had to persuade Ira not to rain too much on the bulbs, stop Zack eating them and make sure that Azzan didn’t set them on fire in his excitement!
At last they were finished and we had five minutes to dash down to the shops before they closed when the phone rang and Mum said it sounded like Mrs Hogsbottom and she wanted to speak to me. I could feel my face going green with shock. And Ben pointed up to the clock. We were going to be too late to buy any presents. We were in big trouble. I picked up the receiver as if it was a poisonous snake.
But it wasn’t Mrs Hogsbum, it was Nan! She’d put on a false voice because she wanted to talk to me in secret. She suggested that Ben and I go round to her and make some cakes to give our mums as their present. Awesome. We didn’t have to get to the shops after all. We set off right away. And good old Nan. Not only did we make cupcakes for our mums – their favourite – we also make cupcakes for us. And the gargoylz of course.
And the next day, all the mums were delighted with their cakes and bulbs, although Nan was a bit surprised to find an extra display of thistles and nettles in her pot. The gargoylz had given her some of their favourite flowers as they were so pleased with the cupcakes!
Barney says we should tell you how to make cupcakes because they’re Dangling Drainpipes Delicious but that will have to wait until next week.