Mother was always trying to encourage the family to have snacks from the fruit bowl,
But instead she was always catching Father eating cake out in the garden,
and Boy was known to keep a secret cupcake stash hidden under his bed.
Even on nights when she had been slaving away chopping up delicious vegetables for dinner
she often discovered Boy and Father had snuck off and bought a pizza from the local take-away instead.
One day she left a lemon meringue pie on the window sill and by the time it was cool it was almost half gone! It must have been Boy!
Poor mother decided the only thing that would cheer her up would be to eat the rest of the pie herself. Well maybe she would let Father have just one piece.
Boy was sent to his room but Mother was unaware that under the train hiding in the toybox was another secret cupcake stash.