Hey, everybody. It’s Shayne. Ugh, I was having an awful day. After a rough day at school, I went straight to babysitting Ljubljana. I know, that’s a strange name. It’s pronounce Loobly-ana.
Anyway, I left her sitting on the floor and went to the kitchen to get a snack.
Crying came from the other room. I sighed and went to see what was wrong, without grabbing food.
Ljubljana had fallen over.
I walked over and picked her up.
I figured I’d just bring Ljubljana with me to get food, but then, I was interrupted my the sound of snarling and paper ripping.
I turned, and saw that Honey had gotten a hold of my notebook from my backpack.
When Honey saw me, she snatched up the notebook and ran away.
When I finally got a hold of it, it was covered in slobber. Gross!
I was so glad to get home. Natalie met me at the bedroom door.
“Hey, Shayne. You look really tired.”
“Yeah, it was a really rough day.”
“Well, I’m sorry to hear that. I have something that might make you feel better, though.”
She left and returned with a box.
“I got you a present for your birthday.”
“Aww, thanks, Nat! Honestly, I was having such a bad day, I kind of forgot it was my birthday.”
“Well, open it.”
We sat down and I opened the box.
The box contained a new dress!
“Thanks so much, Natalie!”
“Go put it on and get your hair done. Meet me back here in twenty minutes.”
Puzzled, I went to my room to get dressed.
“Hey, Shayne. That dress looks great on you.”
“Thanks! You look great, too.”
“Ok, come on.”
We walked down a few blocks to a small cafe.
“What are we doing here?” I asked.
We walked in. Natalie led me through the cafe.
“Happy Birthday, Shayne!”
Johnnie Ray, Chai, Maridelle, Chental, Ginny, Kendra, and Alissa stood in the corner.
I was shocked. “Guys, you planned a party for me??”
“I thought it would be nice for some of us older girls to have a night out. Bella and Carli are babysitting.”
“Thanks so much, guys. You’re the best sisters I could ever wish for.”
Hey, girls! It’s Morgan! It’s my 18th Birthday! Thanks so much for your kindness over the years!