by Connor, age 3
There was a little boy named Connor who loved to wander in the forest and explore. He wandered away from his mommy, older sisters and little brother one day to go and look for animals in the forest.
He held his hands up to his eyes pretending they were binoculars and looked through them to see if he could find some animals. He saw a horse, a unicorn and a tiger as well as lots of other animals. He was very excited about the animals he had seen, but he wished that he had someone there to share his excitement with, so he hurried home.
He told his mommy, and his big sisters Bella, Gabby, Angelica and Kayla and his little brother Cameron all about seeing the horse, unicorn, tiger and other animals. They all wanted to see the animals too, so they agreed that on the next day, they would all come with him and look for animals.
The next day, Mommy had a surprise for him. She had packed a picnic lunch for everyone! They all looked for animals and when they saw the horse, the unicorn and the tiger, it was a lot of fun to see them with each other around to talk to about it. Connor’s sister Bella found some feathers that she shared with him, and Gabby found some really pretty leaves that she shared with him.
Mommy spread a picnic blanket out and they all ate lunch together and talked about their day before going home. Connor thought that it was much more fun exploring with his family than doing it alone, so he decided that, whenever he felt like going and looking for animals, he would ask his family to come and join him from now on.