” That Toby went out ages ago!” muttered a voice softly
” And Nate’s gone too!” comments another
” Well I heard a couple of the others talking and they said they’d stayed in a cupboard for months once!”
” NO!” Never!” Really?” ” I feel faint”
” I’m going to take a look”

” What can you see?”  “Is anyone out there?” ” Let me look!” ” Ouch Get off my foot!”

“Well? can you see anything Percy?”
” No” replies Percy ” That’s it I’m out of here!”

True to his word Percy is up and out of the box in seconds!

” Right ” Calls Percy ” Zak you next and then one at a time ” He helps Zak and the others get out of the box and then they push it aside.

It’s not long until Mum appears , surprised to see all the boy’s waiting.
“Mum ” says Percy ” When you put us in that box you said it was for a couple of days, because you needed the space! That was weeks ago”
Mum goes red feeling guilty as that was exactly what she’d said ” I am sorry boy’s ” she apologises ” It was meant to be only for two days then time just seemed to get away”
“Well ” replies Percy sternly ” That’s as may be but look at Ethan and Duncan they are still waiting for their shoes! But all the girl’s are dressed completely! and have been enjoying all the comings and goings in the house all Christmas and New year!”

Into his stride he continues ” People will think you don’t like boys! Some blog’s only use the boy’s while the girl’s barely get a look in! We thought you weren’t like them and was fair to everyone!”

” Well ” says Mum ” You will find that I have used a couple of the boys, Toby and Nate on the blog, so I do not think that last complaint is justified ” before Percy can comment further ” But! I must confess that I did not get the boy’s their shoes and I should have, I will do it now before I forget”

Mum hears a small cough and looks over..

Adam is holding up his hand for attention ” Can you get me some warmer clothes ? ” he asks ” only I have been wearing these since the summer and well they say we may get some snow ! So I think I would like to be ready ”
Now Mum really is upset that poor Adam’s still in shorts!!

“Ok ” says Mum ” I can see I have been very lax with some of you poor boys, so tonight I will get you all into your DD outfits and tomorrow I’ll take a photo for the blog .How’s that?”
The boys all cheer , especially when mum goes on to say that they can all stay up late to watch a film and have popcorn!

I think she got away with that one..as long as no one mentions Walnut whips……..