by Margo Fallis
Stories for Younger Children
The Noisy Boy
“Timmy, it’s time
to get ready for school,” his mum called.
“I don’t want to
go today. I want to go to the zoo.” Timmy shouted and threw his books on
the ground. He cried and kicked his feet.
“Timmy, stop all
that noise and stop arguing with me. You have no choice. You have to go to
school.” Mum put her hands to her ears and mumbled. “There’s too much
noise around here.”
“Mum, I want to go
to the zoo. I want to see the lions.” Timmy roared. “I want to see the
elephants.” Timmy blared like a wild animal. “I want to see bears and
tigers and gorillas.” He jumped up and ran around the house making all
sorts of animal noises.
“I’m sorry, Timmy,
but you are going to school, right now. Pick up your books and get in the
car.” Mum sighed. Timmy still wouldn’t cooperate. Mum grabbed his arm and
pulled him all the way to the car. “You’re going to school.”
the entire way. He whined, complained and sobbed. Mum put her hands to her
ears. “Timmy, stop making all that noise.” Finally they arrived at the
school. Mum had to drag Timmy in and give him to the teacher.
She walked out to
the car and drove to the park. After she climbed out, she smiled. All she
could hear were birds chirping and squirrels running about and a gentle
breeze. It was quiet and peaceful and she wanted to stay there all day.
She sat on a bench and saw a baby bird in a nest, so she walked over to
it. “Hello little bird. I hope you’re quiet for your mummy and don’t make
too much noise.”
When the mummy
bird flew back with a few big juicy worms, the baby bird chirped and made
all sorts of noises. Mum laughed. “I guess little ones are all the same.”
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