_______________ woke up that morning. She looked to the right and saw that Lutz wasn’t there. She looked puzzled as she freshened up and went downstairs. The whole house was still. Too still…she sighed and went into the kitchen. There she was greeted to the most chaotic sight she’s seen this year…her whole kitchen was covered in smoke and flour. Tom was on the ground with a bowl of batter on his head. Franz and Gilbert were fighting something that oozing from the oven.
“It’s still growing!” cried Franz pounding it with a rolling pin.
“Keep beating it!” Gilbert was hitting it with a frying pan. Lutz was juggling eggs while trying to put them in the pan while and trying to avoid Tom, who managed to get up, grabbed some oven mitts and brought the pan to his Vati. Germania was in the corner looking on and then placed his head in his hands and sighed.
“What’s going on in here?!” they stopped and looked up.
“MUTTI!” the boys ran to her. Gilbert and Lutz followed.
“We tried making breakfast!” said Franz, “We were trying to make cinnamon buns!”
“And I added in too much yeast!” said Gilbert crying, “Now it’s trying to eat us!”
“Vati said he knew how to make French toast!” said Tom
“I assumed you made it with scrambled eggs!” said Lutz, “It’s fuckin’ complicated!”
“Then the actual eggs burned!” said Franz, “I added ketchup but nothing works!”
“Then the bacon fried too quickly!” said Gilbert, “I didn’t know it could do that! I added more oil but it just went VOOSH!”
“And the potatoes were still raw on the inside!” said Tom, “Then I chopped them up!”
“And Kätzchen the coffee is too thick!” said Lutz, “And the pancake batter is too lumpy!”
“HELP!” they started whining. ____________ sighs and looked at the mess before her. She grabbed an apron.
“Okay, Lutz, you’re on sink duty, Gilbert, turn off the oven and trash the mess in the oven. Tom, Franz get a bowl, flour, eggs, sugar, and milk,” the boys nodded and did what they were told. It took them about two hours but soon breakfast was cooked, the kitchen was spotless. While Lutz washed, Gilbert cleaned the messed up food as she made pancakes, bacon, eggs, and with Germania’s help Berliner.
“So why were you four trying to make breakfast? I mean you can all do it but to tackle something that big was too much for you to handle, why?” Tom and Franz looked down.
“We wanted to make you breakfast in bed,” said Franz, “You’re an awesome Mutti and you should have an awesome breakfast!”
“So we called Uncle Gilbert so he could help,” said Tom smiling, “Then Vati woke up to help. Opa was going to help but when he saw Vati and Uncle in the kitchen he said,” Tom cleared his throat and gave his best Germania impression, “‘I’ll watch just to make sure my grandsons don’t die from you two idiots!’”
“And he made sure we didn’t Mutti! We’re sorry you had to get up for breakfast. It’s your birthday!” She smiled. She then had an idea.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” Tom and Franz hugged their mother in bed. In a split decision, __________ went back into bed and had her boys wait about half an hour. She pretended to sleep when the boys barged in with their father, uncle, and grandpa. She laughed.
“Oh what a surprise! Aww you made me breakfast! How sweet!” Lutz grinned and Gilbert sat on the bed. The boys presented their gifts.
“Open mine first Mutti, it’s the most awesome!” Franz said thrusting something in her lap. She opens it. Inside was a weird chiseled (favorite animal).
“Franz this is cute!”
“Opa taught me how to do this!” he said grinning. She hugged and kissed his cheek.
“Thank you sweetheart,”
“Mine next, mine next!” said Tom grinning at her. She smiled and opened it. Inside little small box decorated with seashells on it.
“Vati took me to the beach so I can get seashells for your box!” she hugged and kissed him too.
“Thank you dear!”
“See boys, told you your mother would like them,” said Germania, “Come along, breakfast is getting cold,” the boys gave their mother another kiss and ran downstairs. Gilbert grinned.
“Before I go, this is for my awesome sister!” he gives her a box containing a pair of earrings. She hugged him tightly.
"Now the awesome me is going to get Berliner before my greedy nephews eat them all!” he ran downstairs, leaving __________ and Lutz alone. He smirked and pulled her into a hard kiss. She blushed as he closed the door. A familiar smirk etched on his face, “Oh no you don’t! Your father, sons, and Gilbert can barge in at anytime! I don’t like this odds Mister!”
“Kätzchen I am shocked and appalled that you would THINK I would do something perverted like that on your birthday! That’s for tonight along with your birthday spanking,”
“You love it! Vati’s taking them out for the weekend and they’ll be back Sunday night. You deserve a break,” she smiled. He then went into the closet and takes out a case of (favorite perfume).
“They’re discontinuing it. I know it’s your favorite so when I found out I traveled a to the next county and got some more for you,” she got up and hugged him tightly. He hugged back. She couldn’t help but feel so lucky. She had the perfect, dysfunctional family and she loved—
“That better be a rolling pin Lutz,” he pulled her closer, “Put it away perv…”
“Can’t help it Kätzchen,”
“You can start by not fondling my ass,”
“It’s just gets firmer and firmer every year. I’m the luckiest man in the world,”
“One day I’m going to break it off,”