This morning when I woke up, I knew there was something special about today but I couldn’t quite remember. I even circled it on the calendar. What was going on today?
Oh! Today is my mom’s bearthday. I totally forgot! I went to my piggy bank and dumped out everything that was inside. I counted the money that I had. It was 67 cents. I frowned. That wouldn’t be enough to buy her anything.
Ooogie also chipped in with his allowance, but it was still not beary much.
“Oh no! What will I do, Ooogie?” I said worriedly. “Maybe I will ask Uncle Tibbs for some money to borrow.”
Uncle Tibbs happened to be walking by with his morning tea.
“Uncle Tibbs,” I said. “Could I borrow some money from you please?”
“Sure, Ajdin,” he said, “but what do you want to buy?”
“Well…uh…” I said, “I forgot that today is my mom’s bearthday and I recently bought a new fishing pole so I don’t have any money to buy her a nice gift.”
“Ah, I see,” Uncle Tibbs said, stirring some honey into his tea. “Well that’s beary thoughtful of you Ajdin, but you know, the best gifts don’t cost anything.”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“You don’t have to buy a gift,” he continued. He took a sip of tea. “You can make a card or create something really unique from your little bear imagination. Those are the best gifts. And they’re free.”
So I got some paper and crayons and began brainstorming. Maybe I would draw a picture. Maybe I would write a poem. Whatever I was going to create, I wanted it to be epic.
Suddenly, inspiration struck me like a bee sting. I scribbled down my idea on the paper.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I love honey,
But not as much as you
I am going to give this card to my mom right now. I hope she likes it!
(Maybe I could start a line of greeting cards, what do you think?)