Joshua lived in a big house next to a park. After he woke up from his
morning nap, his nanny, Marla, would put him in his pram and take him
for a walk. She'd stop at a bench and sit, while Joshua watched the
squirrels and birds.
Nanny Marla saw her friend, Nanny Jane, sitting by herself. “Baby
Joshua, let's go and talk to Nanny Jane, shall we?” Nanny Marla pushed
the pram to the bench and sat down. She turned towards Nanny Jane and
left Joshua sitting in his pram.
squirrel ran right up to the wheels of the pram and nibbled on an acorn.
Joshua leaned over to see and fell out of the pram. He landed on the
grass and crawled after the squirrel. When the squirrel climbed up a
tree, Joshua looked up at it and giggled. He sat for a while, picking up
leaves and stones.
pigeon flew down from a branch and landed on the ground next to Joshua.
He clapped his hands and crawled toward the pigeon.
bird flapped its wings and went, “Coo. Coo. Coo.”
giggled and reached for it, but the pigeon flew away. A feather floated
down and Joshua picked it up. He waved it back and forth. When he tired
of the feather, he looked around and saw a duck waddling by. Crawling,
he chased the duck.
went, “Quack. Quack. Quack.”
ran into the pond, Joshua sat and clapped. The duck swam around in
circles and Joshua watched it until it flew away.
walked past. His dog, tied to a leash, struggled to get free. It pulled
on the leash and the man let go. The dog ran about the park, barking and
watched it and bounced up and down, clapping his hands. After a while
Joshua rubbed his eyes. He needed a nap.
ran up to the baby and licked its face. Joshua held onto the leash and
the dog dragged him all the way across the park, stopping next to
Joshua's pram. The dog grabbed the baby by the pants, picked him up and
dropped him back into the pram. Joshua curled up, pulled the blanket
over him and fell asleep.
Marla stood. “Well, it's been nice talking to you, Nanny Jane.” She
walked over to the pram and saw the baby. “How lovely. Baby Joshua's
having a nice nap.” In the corner of the pram lay a ball. “Where did
this come from? It's filthy.” The ball went flying through the air.
picked it up with his teeth and ran back to the man.
Marla pushed the pram home.
was the park?” Baby Joshua's mum asked the rosy-cheeked Nanny.
a lovely day. Baby Joshua fell asleep the whole time. I visited with
Nanny Jane for a while,” Nanny Marla said. “He had an uneventful