Ford wants a Ferret

Saraha Niles

This is Ford. Ford loves to read. He loves to play. He loves to eat.

Most of all Ford really loves school.

However, today Ford couldn't wait to go home after school. Do you know why?

Ford wants a special present and can't wait to ask his mom.

He knows when the long hand reaches 6 and the little hand is on 2 the school bell will ring.

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock....Ring! Ring! Ring!

Off he goes! He runs home as fast as he can.

“Mommy! Mommy!” He exclaims, “Guess what I want?”
“What is it, Ford?” Mother asks.
“a little sister,” he responds.

“A little sister?” mother repeats
“Yes! Mina has one, Ethan has one, and now even James has one.”
“Everyone has one but me,” he says.

“Well, Ford taking care of a baby is a lot of work,” his mother explains.
“What work?” ask Ford.

Mother giggles, well she must be fed.

“I can help feed her,” said Ford.

she will need her diapers changed...

“I can help change her,” Ford insisted.

She will also need a bath...

That’s fun. I can help!” Ford says with excitement.

And then she has to be put to sleep...

“That's easy,” he says. “I can put her to sleep.”

“Oh, I almost forgot, sometimes she’s going to cry at night,” mother adds.
“She’s going to cry at night?” Ford asks.

“Of course,” says mother. “Babies cry even at night.”

“Do boys cry at night, too?” Ford wonders. “I’m a boy and I don’t cry,” Ford added.

Oh yes! All babies cry, even boys.” mother chuckles.

“What do you think Ford? Do you still want a baby sister?” mother asks.
Ford thinks...

“Well.... Zora has a ferret.” I think I want a Ferret!

“Oh,” says mother, “you want a Ferret?”

“Yes,” said Ford, “ferrets are fun!

Ferrets are fast!

Ferrets are friendly!

And ferrets don't cry. Do they?


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