Make Up a Story
Stories from Around the World
The baby is named “Happy” or “Luke.” Maybe it's a boy, or maybe it's a girl. We know it's a baby. The baby is between a year, and a year-and-a-half, old. He doesn't have any clothes on, or he's wearing a diaper.
He has been in the bag 15 minutes, or maybe 6 months, or maybe 9 months. The way to tell how long he'sbeen in the bag is how wet the bag is.
He could be in the bag because that's the kind of a story that mothers would say about "where babies come from.” Maybe the baby was in the bag because he or she walked into the bag. Or, maybe the baby was in the bag because someone lifted him into the bag.
It looks like a doctor’s bag, maybe it was used to carry the baby to the doctor. There's only one handle. Maybe the baby was cut in half to fit inside.
Or maybe, the other handle is there, but we just can't see it.
The baby is in a place where he or she has been before, and is happy. There’s someone else in the room, and the baby is smiling and looking at this person. It’s a doctor or the baby’s mother. The baby is smiling because his/her mother is going to bring a bottle.
Maybe the baby is going on a trip, maybe to the airport.
No, he's going to be picked up and is going home with his mother. At home, the baby will get a dry diaper. And then, we’ll see if it’s a boy or girl!
Story created by residents at Vantage House Retirement Community.