On Sundays, his father flipped flapjacks with gooey chocolate chips inside. Robbie always grabbed handfuls of chips right out of the bag when his father wasn't looking. His older sister, Rachel, would always rat on him because ever since she turned thirteen, she thought she was the smartest person in the whole wide world.

But even Rachel, who was a big old bratty rat sometimes, could whip up her famous macaroni and cheese with a crunchy, munchy bread crumb topping that made Robbie's tummy sing.

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