Veronica and Natalie went to their friend Catharine's birthday party.
They played games and ate birthday cake and ice cream with sprinkles.
When Catharine opened her birthday presents she took all the ribbons and
tied them in her hair. Abigail, Veronica and Natalie laughed.
When it was time
to go home, Catharine told her friends they could each take one balloon
home with them. Abigail picked a bright yellow balloon. Veronica picked
a dark purple one. Natalie, who sometimes did naughty things, took two
balloons, one green and one red.
“You can only take one balloon. The other one is for Elizabeth, my other
and stomped her feet on the ground. “I want both balloons! I don't want
at Natalie. “Give Elizabeth one of the balloons or I won't be your
friend any more.”
frowned. “Natalie, share with Elizabeth.”
at her friends and then she looked at Elizabeth. Even though she didn't
want to, she gave Elizabeth the green balloon.
and took it.
too. “Thank you. Now you can have a piece of birthday cake to take home
with you.” Catharine cut four pieces of cake. She gave one piece to
Abigail, one piece to Veronica, one piece to Elizabeth and one piece to
When their moms
came to pick them up, Natalie told her mom how she'd shared balloons
with Elizabeth. “Catharine gave me a piece of cake.”
hugged Catharine. “Happy Birthday,” she said.
Natalie shouted, “Happy Birthday, Catharine,” and then she went home,
happy that she decided to share her balloons.