“Tiny Tales are not just for big boys, you know”, Robin informed me after last week’s math story was complete,
“Can I have a Tiny Tale, too?”
And those dark-as-coal eyes looked up at me and I said,
“Okay, Bobbin, it’s your turn next”.
So, this week is a Tinier Tale, just the right size for a 4 year old.
Aggie, the toadstool elf, had worked all summer long in his berry garden. Now, all of his hard work was finally bearing fruit.
Early one morning, Aggie took his basket down to the garden to see what he could harvest.
On his raspberry bush, he found one raspberry. He picked it and placed it in his basket.
On his blueberry bush, he found two blueberries. He picked them and placed them in his basket.
On his blackberry bush, he found three blackberries. He picked them and placed them in his basket.
On his strawberry bush, he found four strawberries. He picked them and placed them in his basket.
On his boysenberry bush, he found five boysenberries. He picked them and placed them in his basket.
On his gooseberry bush, he found six birds eating six gooseberries! He did not put the bird’s in his basket.
Back home, in his kitchen, Aggie put his one raspberry, two blueberries, three blackberries, four strawberries and five boysenberries into a pan. He added six cubes of apple and stirred seven times.
When it was cooked through and through, he spread it on a scone fresh from the oven and, oh my, it was delicious.
***And to make a sweet little story just a little sweeter, Robin and I made “jam” (stewed fruit ) and scones for afternoon tea and, oh my, they too were delicious.