I know I'm updating without two reviews, but I just wanted to say, I decided I'm not doing every single birthday. I'm going to skip a few years and say that this is:
7 Years Old
There's nothing like being sick on your birthday. I woke up this morning with a fever and an upset stomach. When Sadie found out she started laughing at me and saying, "Carter doesn't get to eat his own cake! More for me!" After, she found that her favorite toy (a stuffed cat) had disappeared. Hey, I may be sick, but that didn't mean I couldn't give my sister what she deserved.
It took about half an hour for Mom and Dad to find Sadie's toy cat. When they found it she fussed over it like it was a real cat and didn't let it out of her sight for the rest of the day. Then, Dad makes me apologize for hiding Sadie's toy! What was he thinking? I was too sick to do anything like that!
I didn't eat breakfast and could barely make myself eat a bowl of broth for lunch. Then, I had some ginger ale, because my mom said that its good for upset stomachs. I fell in love after my first sip. Everybody else just had sandwiches for lunch.
"Why aren't we eating Carter's cake? Even though he's sick its still his birthday. Everybody has to eat cake on somebody's birthday," said Sadie.
"Sadie, Carter's still too sick to eat stuff like that. We're going to wait and have his party when he feels better," said Mom. She had one of her big books out and she was writing notes in it.
"He doesn't have to eat it today. We can save some for when he gets better."
Sadie," Dad said. "You wouldn't want us to eat your birthday cake without you, would you?"
Sadie thought about that for a second before saying, "No, but I haven't had cake in a long time. How about I have a piece and the rest of you can wait until Carter feels better."
"Sadie, we are not having cake without Carter. Now please eat your lunch. I gave you extra applesauce today," Mom said. I was just listening quietly, laying on the couch with a very old Sirius laying at my feet. I fell asleep to the sound of my little sister arguing.
Later, when I'm awake, I find out that after lunch, Sadie threw up while trying to sneak a piece of cake. My dad was rinsing her off now while my mom was throwing away the cake. There's nothing like being sick on your birthday.
I think I have problems with endings... Anyway, I know I updated without two reviews, but I have to tell you guys not to expect frequent updates because I write my stories on a school Netbook and they're being collected next week. I didn't want to just have an Author's Note chapter, but I didn't want an especially long chapter, either. I need two reviews before the next update, but more would be appreciated. Constructive criticism please! (P.S. The Serpent's Shadow is finally out and I'm getting the book today! Yes!) Thanks for reading!