It was a sunny autumn Saturday afternoon when a
baby girl named Veronica celebrated her first birthday. She wore a
beautiful aqua colored dress with streaks of light orange, grass green,
hot pink, grape purple, all mixed with sunshine yellow tulips rising up
to her waist. The sleeves of her dress also had a couple of ocean blue
butterflies. On her head, she wore a bow as white as sugar, which
wrapped around shortly styled hair that was as curly as curly fries.
Veronica’s mom brought her birthday cake into the room wearing skinny
white pants and a dark chocolate short sleeve shirt. Her eyes seemed to
be saying, “My baby girl is growing up so fast!” When Veronica saw her
mango cake with white frosting, her eyes lit up like candles. She had
never eaten cake. “Now let’s give our baby girl some vanilla Oreo ice
cream to go with her cake.” Veronica grabbed her desert and ate it like
she was the cake monster (sort of like the “Cookie Monster”).
Moments later Veronica’s nine-year-old cousin named Jake barged into the
kitchen and threw her piece of cake on the floor. His eyes seemed to be
saying, “Here comes trouble.” He was nine year old wearing blue jeans
with milk chocolate stains on them, a leather glove, and a black
t-shirt. Although he sometimes acted like a big bully to little babies,
or felt a little jealous of them, he would act like an angel around
adults. His mom never let him eat cake because it would make him hyper
and go crazy. So that’s why he threw Veronica’s cake on the floor.
“Jake, get over here this instant!!!!” said his mom, Marina.
Jake crossed his arms begrudgingly and walked slowly towards his mom.
“Maybe it’s time for you and me to go home?”
“No, Mommy! Please! Please! Please! I promise I’ll behave now!”
“No, it’s too late. We’re going home now.”
While this went on everybody, especially Veronica, was eating their
cake. So, Marina eventually got tired of Jake talking back to her so she
picked him up and left for home.
The party kept going on until Veronica fell asleep. That’s when
everybody went home. Mr. and Ms. Howard started to clean up the house.
After they were done cleaning, they went to sleep. All of a sudden
Veronica woke up and crawled to the kitchen to look for more cake. She
found the last huge slice of mango cake on top of the dining room table,
stood on top of a chair, and ate all of it. She crawled back to bed with
a big smile and crumbs on her face.
When she woke up she cried and pointed to her stomach. Mr. and Mrs.
Howard were very worried. They called the doctor’s office to make an
Later that day, they went to the doctor’s office. The doctor did a
regular checkup on Veronica and everything went well, until the doctor
checked her belly. Her belly was as hard as a baseball.
“She might be constipated. What has she eaten?”
“She ate cereal for breakfast.”
“Has she eaten anything new?”
“She had a little bit of mango cake and ice cream yesterday, but that’s
“Well, I don’t see anything bad with that. Just keep her on a healthy
diet, no sweets for now and let’s see how that works.”
“Okay, thank you doctor.”
When they got home, Mr. Howard asked his wife if there was any cake left
“I left the last slice in the fridge.”
“I don’t see it.”
They both looked at each other. Then they looked at Veronica and she
smiled back at them.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard started to laugh loudly, and so did Veronica.