Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’m participating in Susanna Hill’s lovely “Valentiny” story contest. For more entries, hop over to Susanna’s blog and read them all.
Every year, Pepper and Mom exchange Valentine’s cards. And they have an extra lovely breakfast to celebrate.
This year, Pepper wants to do something special.
She makes many cards.
She makes them extra fancy.
Pepper hands two cards to the mailman.
She gives the rest to her friends.
Pepper wonders when her cards will arrive.
And there’s no mail on Sunday.
On Monday, Grandpa calls. He’s ecstatic. He got Pepper’s mail.
Pepper is happy.
And she’s also worried.
Mom shakes her head. “Why are you so jumpy?”
She puts up all the cards Pepper got from her friends.
Pepper sighs loudly.
Mom wrinkles her forehead. “Aren’t you excited?”
But Mom looks troubled, too.
Pepper doesn’t sleep well.
On Valentine’s Day morning, Pepper has no card for Mom. And Mom has no card for Pepper.
It’s a very quiet breakfast.
Until the mailman arrives.
And he delivers Pepper’s card for Mom.
And he also brings Mom’s card for Pepper.
What a special way to get them.
Happy Valentine’s Day.