Don’t let the featured image fool you. Prepare yourself for one of the most unprofessional and one of my worst blog posts in months. :P
Why, hello there! It’s Ellie. A few days ago, Madison went with her mom to the store voluntarily – in fact, her mom even agreed to hold off on the shopping trip to the next day just so Madison could find it in her schedule to go.
Which isn’t normal.
I might not be the best gymnast in the family like Molly, and I might not be a
wanna-be ninja like Chloe. But I know when Madison’s up to something! I could be a junior detective. ;)
I stood quite uncomfortably with my feet in the cupholders of the car door. We usually take our minivan, but it was in the shop so we took Madison’s older sister’s car. As I placed my hands on the car windowsill, I began to deliberate over my reasons for why Madison was most definitely up to something.
She never goes to the store with her mom. Ever.
One, because she doesn’t have the time.
Two, because personally, she’s a huge saver. Like, I can’t even remember the last time she bought something at the store. Not because she couldn’t afford it, but because she just likes to save up her money so that big things like this don’t cause a moment’s hesitation.
“December 2015,” Madison answered promptly, unbuckling her seat belt with a satisfying click of freedom.
December 2015? I guessed this was annual. Then that would be…
“I don’t know why you wanted to come,” Madi sighed as she peeled me off from clutching the windowsill in shock and placed me in the floorboard. “You know you’re gonna have to lay here until I come back so you won’t melt.”
Dazed, I didn’t answer. With a shrug from Madison the door was soon slammed, and the air instantly became hot and stuffy. With the afternoon sun streaming in through the windows and filling the car with a sunny haze, I did indeed feel kind of drowsy.
So what else does a distraught detective do?
I took a nap.
I didn’t realize I was sleep talking until I heard the car door open.
“Nothing for you, silly,” Madison grinned as she gently set her bag of goodies down on her seat, returning to help unload the rest of the groceries from the cart into the back.
“Hey!” she scolded. “What are you doing?”
“Foam stickers? Really?” What kind of a Christmas present would those make?
“For me?!” I gasped in utter, flabbergasted shock. How did Madison know?! Did our inner artists connect or something? I had always wanted these awesome Christmas stickers and holiday ribbon to decorate Christmas cards with…
“Those aren’t for you,” Madison interrupted. “They’re stuff for something for DWOD.”
Woah, woah, woah, woah. Wait.
What’s even worse than having your owner buy something for you that you don’t want is your owner buying something you want dearly and then not give it to you.
Madison smiled. “No, silly. I haven’t started shopping for Christmas presents yet. It’s not even Thanksgiving.”
“Then why the Christmas craft supplies then, huh?” I countered.
“Uh, no,” Madison deflated my balloon of hope. “I’m not even eating those.”
“Then why did you buy them?!”
I should have known. She would rarely ever want to spend her money on something like candy.
“I did,” piped up Hurricane Peach Fuzz (AKA Madison’s little brother) from beside her in the backseat.
“No more questions, missy,” Madison scolded before my open mouth could spit forth any more. “I need to keep things a surprise.”
“You like surprises, don’t you?” Madi’s older sister teased her from the passenger seat.
“No you don’t,” Madison laughed, helping me out with the door.
Or so I thought. :P Madi, chuckling (it wasn’t funny -__-) opened the door to my pathetic-looking self.
I offered to carry the bag of goodies the rest of the way to Madison’s room, even though it was more like pulling a heavy cart. ;D I didn’t understand why Madison and a nearby Emelie were laughing at me until Madi snapped this picture. Why am I always the laughing stock? My pants were not from AG, okay? -__-
Check out HOTH Season 2, Part 10 (Finale)
But hope is not lost, friends! Madison won’t tell me what her surprise is until we begin working on it together, but as you’ve probably figured out by those words, she’s letting me help her! ;)
Which is totally exciting both for me and for you! Why do you think Madison purchased Christmas craft supplies for surprises for DWOD? Madi says there are two reasons. Whoever guesses correctly will get a shoutout in the surprise post!
P.S. Madi here. Forgive the iPhone quality. :P I couldn’t bring the camera in the car because my sister’s car is small and there wasn’t any room to hide the camera when we went inside. So I had to take the pictures on my iPhone 7 that day… Those were interesting to see, I’m sure. ?