By Mattie Noall
I am a little stuffed bear who belongs to the baby.
But sometimes, the other siblings like to take me for a spin.
Big Brother uses me like a football. He throws me onto the couch then into the wall. Then he throws
me down the stairs. Crash! Bang! Bonk! He takes sister's jumprope and ties it around me. He drags
me all over the house. Bump! Bump! Bump! Then he takes me outside and straps me to the front of
his bike. Dirt and bugs hit me as he rides around the neighborhood. Splat! He then throws me in the
entryway of the house and goes back outside to play. Here I lay in the entry waiting for baby to come
along. But instead, here comes sister.
She picks me up and takes me to her room. She has a little tea party all set up. She dresses me up
in doll clothes. “Oh you look so pretty.” Then she puts a hat on me. Plop! She walks me around a
bit, then changes my clothes again. Zip! Unzip! Zip! Unzip! Then she finally gets tired of playing
with me. She leaves me in the hall. I wait for baby again. But brother reaches me first. Baby has
3 siblings. A Big brother, a sister, and a brother. Brother is always the hardest on me. He takes me
outside. I know where we are going. To the sandbox. He plays with me in the sand. First he digs a
hole with his tractor. I am sitting in the dumptruck. He fills the dumptruck with the sand. Then he tips
the dumper into the hole. Dump! Sand and all into the hole. Then he fills the dumptruck more and
dumps more sand in the hole. Shhhhhhhhhhhh! Then he drives more trucks and cars over me like I am
a hill. Brrrrrrrrrrr! He goes into the house and leaves me buried in the sand.
Mom is coming from her garden. She sees me and picks me up. Shake! Shake! Shake! She takes me
into the house. She doesn't take me to Baby. She takes me down to the basement. She puts me in
the washing mashine. Chlug! Chlug! Chlug! Then she puts me in the dryer. Rrrrrrmmmm! Clunk!
Rrrrrrmmmm! When I'm all dry and fluffy again, then Mom takes me to Baby.
Baby hugs me and loves me and kisses me. Mmmmmmm! I love being Baby's bear. She is nice to me
and gives me all the hugs I need. Aaahhh!