What to do if you don’t have a present for your mom, and Mother’s Day is less than a week away, and all you have is seventy-three cents in your piggybank because you forgot about Mother’s Day and spent the rest of your money on leftover Easter Peeps, which at the time seemed like a wicked cool idea, but not anymore:
By Stuey Lewis
1. Don’t freak out–even if your older brother is totally freaking out, BIG TIME, because he doesn’t have any money either, and was counting on you to save him.
2. Don’t freak out–even if your best friend, who always has your back, doesn’t have it this time, because he spent his last three dollars on a book.
3. Don’t freak out–even when your dad calls to remind you to get a present, but you can’t ask him for the money because he doesn’t live with your mom anymore. . . and you’re not supposed to forget important stuff like this.
4. Don’t freak out–EVEN when Lilly Stanley, “Queen of Obnoxious,” buys her mom a gold heart necklace that she saved a bajillion years worth of allowance for, and shoves it in your face, looking so happy she could burst, and all you want to do is to stick a pin in her.
5. Don’t freak out–even when your teacher, Ginger Curtis, decides to have a Mother’s Day Tea, when she usually has the class make something cool you could have used as a gift instead. . .and up until this very moment, through all of second grade, and even third, she has always come to your rescue, but isn’t coming to it now. . .
6. Don’t freak out–instead just take a deep breath, relax, and read Queen for a Day, from my new book, Stuey Lewis Against All Odds, and everything will be okay. Trust me. Your mother’s gonna love Mother’s Day this year. And when she’s happy, so are you. No lie.
Hear more from Stuey in STUEY LEWIS AGAINST ALL ODDS, on sale May 22, 2012!