“It was 9:45 A.M. Daisy didn’t go to school – instead, at 10:30, she went to the hospital to visit her new baby sister.”
This is Daisy. She is the best student in the whole class – she wants to go to school every day.
It was the first day in 3rd grade, the best grade, and Daisy was jumping up and down (Daisy loved school). She told her mom that she did not need lunch because she could get it at school.
‘’Ok,” said Mom, “let’s go!”
“Yay!’’ exclaimed Daisy.
12 hours later…
“I’m performing my first science experiment!” Daisy told her mom. “I’m gonna go upstairs and start.” She worked and worked, and then she worked some more. She skipped dinner and she went to bed at 10 p.m. – which was late for her. She fell asleep on the table while working on her project.
When she woke up, the table, which used to be blue, was gluey and full of red feathers. She cried and cried because she hadn’t finished her project, but then her mom said, “Believe in yourself, you can do it.”
Daisy tried and tried and tried. She went to school with a frown on her face.
“Why are you so sad, Daisy?” asked her friend Sofia.
“Because I didn’t finish my science project,” she moaned. “I’m so disappointed with myself.” Daisy’s stomach hurt.
“Why don’t you just go into the science room? You have half an hour to work, which means that you could probably finish it.”
So Daisy did, and half an hour later she was done with her project.
The next day, she went to get the table. She put it in the van and drove off, and told her mom that she hadn’t been able to finish her project.
Her mom said, “It is what it is,” and dropped her off at school.
Then, the school bell rang, but it turned out that someone was messing around and had rung it accidentally. Daisy was glad it was a joke, because she was counting on getting to school a few minutes early so that she could retrieve her finished project.
Daisy jumped up and down until her stomach didn’t hurt anymore.
“Wow!” exclaimed her teacher.
“I can’t believe I did it!” she said with a big smile on her face.
The first class was science. Daisy went to the science room and shared her project, which was a feather table on which she would see if sugar would dissolve in gatorade. She did it, but the feathers that were going to go on the gatorade to make it look pretty had just been glued. The jar of feathers fell over and stuck to the table. Finally, she put her project on the table and it became fixed to the surface, making her experiment easier to perform (and prettier).
The next subject was writing. Daisy wrote about her science project.
Five hours later, she came home through the back door and saw a puppy! “Why is there a dog in the back of our house?” she asked her mom.
“Because you did it! You did it – you finished your project! The puppy is my reward to you.”
“Mom, I have something to tell you.” Daisy hesitated. “I wrote it all down and asked my teacher if I could bring it home, and she said yes, so I brought the note home so that I wouldn’t have to explain it to you. Anyway, I’ll be up doing my math homework.”
One hour later, her mom came up, and she didn’t look that mad. “That was the best story ever! I’m not mad that you glued the table, but I didn’t like that table anyway, because your dad picked it out. Now, let’s go out with your puppy, and while I’m looking for a new table, you can think of a name for him.
Daisy made a list of possible names for the puppy:
“That’s enough, that’s enough…” her mom said. “Let’s think of less serious names, cuter names, like Dandelion, or Cloudy, or Bubbles, or something like that.”
“Let’s name him Olivia! I love it, I love it! Please, please, please?” Daisy pleaded.
“Okay, fine. Let’s go to the pet store and get a collar for him. What’s his middle name going to be?”
“Let’s make it… Cloudy!”
They went and got him a sparkly pink collar. Then they went to the furniture store and ordered a new table. It would come that afternoon.
Later that day, the table arrived!!! Daisy and her mom opened the package… and it turned out to be a bed!
“What?” cried her mom. “This is not a table. This is a bed!‘’ Her mom shouted.
The next day was Saturday. They sent back the bed and ordered the right piece of furniture this time. When it got to their house, they opened it up and discovered it was… a… nothing.
’What?’’ exclaimed Daisy.
They gave up on looking for a table. Her mom asked her, “Did you love that table?”
“Yes, I loved that table! But it’s okay if I don’t get it back.”
“You can get it back your own way! What do you want?”
“Let me think about it… let me go to the Hair’s house.”
When Daisy got to the Hair’s house, he said, “You should get a brand new rainbow TV!”
Daisy was about to walk out the door. She had been thinking for a while and did not have the patience for the Hair.
“Wait, what do you want?” the Hair chased after her.
“I want something, but I don’t need it… ” Daisy sighed. “Actually, for a long time I’ve wanted a rainbow shelf that gives me everything I want while lying in bed. But Nick Jeff never gave it to me. My mom says that Christmas is around the corner and I might get one for Christmas, but who knows? I might not.”
She ran back home and asked her mom to buy her a rainbow shelf that would give her anything she wanted while in bed. “And the Hair also said I should get a rainbow TV!”
The next day, a big, big box was delivered to Daisy’s house. The box was almost as big as the house! She opened the package and found the biggest, most ginormous rainbow TV she’d ever seen! That was only the outside. In another box, she found a tiny rainbow TV, which was awesome. Opening the third box, she discovered the rainbow shelf.
Forty six hours later, it was Christmas. Daisy marched downstairs. The Hair came over. They started opening presents. The sad thing was, he wanted to open the rainbow shelf last. Nick Jeff got a new wand, Daisy got clothes for her dog, and then she found a note saying “Go to Mom.”
Daisy went to Mom. Mom said, “Go to Dad.”
Dad said, “Go to Grandma.”
Grandma said, “Go to Grandpa.”
Grandpa said, “Go to Mom.”
So, she went to Mom, who said, “Go get everyone who was in the circle.” When everyone came, she said, “We’re going to have a baby!”
All of them had the best day, and celebrated the coming of a new family member. Daisy’s mom had been hiding this for two weeks!
Two Months Later…
Daisy went to school, and she told her class that she would have to miss some class in nine months, because of the new baby. She didn’t tell her class that she was going to have a new sibling, but she went to the Hair the next day, who was very excited for her. Two months after that, the Hair began to visit every day to see if the baby had arrived yet. One day, when he asked if the baby had come, Daisy’s family, sick of his questions, groaned, “Nooo.”
Daisy and her mom started thinking of names. They went back to the list of dog names. Then, they went to the doctor to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl, and they found out it was a girl. Her name would be… Chloe! The idea came to Daisy, and her parents loved it. Two months after that, her mom’s belly was as big as two watermelons. It felt like just yesterday Daisy learned that she was pregnant!
Two weeks after that, her mom went to her seven month check-up. The doctor wasn’t sure if it was a girl anymore. Daisy and her mom would find out for sure when the baby was born. Two weeks after that, she went back to school, and finally told her class that she was going to have a sibling.
Two months later, it was time! It was 9:45 A.M. Daisy didn’t go to school – instead, at 10:30, she went to the hospital to visit her new baby sister.
“Hi, Chloe!” she cried. It was a girl. Daisy was so excited.
Chloe’s first birthday was September 12th, 2239. It was the best day ever. Her first word was “Daisy.”