Mrs. Campbell was blessed with five daughters. She
loved each one of them and they loved each other. Mrs. Campbell couldn't
believe how different each of them was. Fiona had long blond hair and
loved to go shopping. Catriona had long brown hair that she always wore in
a pony tail. She loved to go running and to the gym. Mairi was a soccer
fan. She had long red hair and wore her uniform a lot. Annie was the
fashion model. Her hair was short and dark. Isabel had the most hair of
them all. It was frizzy and curly and poofed out all over her head. Isabel
loved pets. She had a dog named Twinkles that she took everywhere with
Mrs. Campbell wanted to have a party for her daughters.
She wasn't sure what sort of a party to have since all the girls had such
different tastes. "Should I have a pet party, or a soccer party, or a
shopping party, or a running party or a fashion party. Oh my! I'm not sure
what to do." She fretted about it all day long. "Maybe I will just have a
party that I like and hope they'll have fun." Mrs. Campbell went to the
shops. She bought Hawaiian leis, and pineapples and all sorts of tropical
fruits and decorations. She picked up some hula skirts and toy surfboards.
She decorated the house all up and then called her daughters and asked
them to come to a party.
An hour later they showed up. Mrs. Campbell was afraid
they wouldn't like the Hawaiian style.
"Mama! I love this," Fiona said. "You must have had
such fun buying all this stuff. I wish you'd called me and asked me to
come with you. I love shopping."
"Mama! This is wonderful," Catriona said. She put a lei
around her neck and slipped on a hula skirt. "I can dance the hula." She
nibbled on some pineapple and mango.
Mairi showed up next. "Oh Mama. This is amazing. I love
this Hawaiian stuff!" Mairi went into the bedroom and took off her soccer
clothes and put on her swim suit and a hula skirt. She and Catriona had
Annie came next. She stood at the door and looked at
the decorations. "Mama! You've gone to so much work. I love it." Annie put
a muu-muu on. "Isn't this beautiful? When I saw it I knew that I had to
Mrs. Campbell thought the pink and yellow flowered
print was lovely.
Isabel showed up next. She brought her dog, Twinkles,
carrying it in a basket. "Oh look, Twinkles. Mama's decorated the house in
Hawaiian style. Isn't it adorable."
They spent the rest of the day together dancing the
hula and talking about suntanning and surfing. Mama was so relieved. She
thought they wouldn't enjoy themselves, but they did. Even though people
are different, there's always something that can bring them together.