Julie had five
brothers and two sisters. She loved them very much, but there was a
problem; they all slept in the same bed. Every night after Julie combed
her long brown hair and brushed her teeth she climbed into bed, scooting
into the middle. No sooner had she pulled the covers over her when her
seven brothers and sisters jumped on the bed and climbed under the
blankets. Toes poked her. Elbows jabbed her. Julie didn't like being
squished. They fought over the pillow, the sheets and the blankets.
One night Julie
decided that she'd had enough and that she didn't want to sleep in the
same bed with her brothers and sisters. When Mama called to them to go
to bed, Julie combed her hair and brushed her teeth and went to the
linen closet. She pulled out an extra pillow and blanket and made a bed
on the floor for herself, next to the big bed.
brothers and sisters went to bed, they saw Julie on the floor. They were
glad she wasn't in the bed with them. They had more room!
All night long
Julie tossed and turned and didn't sleep well at all. When she woke up
she ached from lying on the hard wooden floor.
The next night Julie combed her hair and brushed her teeth and climbed
into the big bed. Her brothers and sisters moaned and groaned when they
saw her lying in the middle. Once again they were squished together, but
Julie didn't mind. At least the bed was soft!