A little boy is sitting on the floor eating cookies said Mrs. D. and his dog is watching him.
He’s on the kitchen floor said Ms.
It looks like a girl to me said Ms. D. Look at all of that curly hair. But I guess it could be a boy with long hair.
Well whatever he is, somebody is not pleased said Mr. H.
The boy’s name is John and his dog is named Thomas said Mr. T.
His mother and father are probably in the back room in the house sleeping said Mrs. M.
They probably ran away to New Jersey, said Ms. D.
I’m sure they like him but most likely he is in big trouble because he is eating too many cookies and they don’t know.
He has a brother and his name is Amos but he’s not at home now, said Ms. MB
He’s being sneaky said Mr. H.
Yeah. They don’t know what he’s doing eating those cookies, said Ms. M.
He probably got thirsty from eating so many and had to drink some coke or something said
He’s probably going to get a spanking when they find out that all of the cookies are gone said Ms. E.
Yeah. He’s going to get a whipping for sure. Storytellers laugh out loud!
Boy, those cookies must be good! He’s licking his finger said Mr. H.
I bet he’s going to be a teacher when he grows up said Mr. T.
Well. I know that he will know not to eat cookies without getting permission. That means he is smart, said Mr. H.
He’s going to be a good winner said Ms. D!
Story told by clients at an Adult Day Center in Louisiana