Story Time with Elly

| 5/20/2011 10:56:00 AM

Elly pointingElly and I were telling stories outside on the deck this morning while we ate homemade donuts and lounged in the shade. One in particular seemed to have enough substance that I just had to type it out as she dictated. The following is called:

City: Viroqua
[Mom's note: I have no idea how this pertains to the actual story, but this is what she insisted it be called]

Once there was a family of horses. There was a baby, a sister and a mom and dad horse. One day they were walking out in the woods. They found a path and they thought it was a horse at the end of the path, but it was a lion! They ran away as fast as they could back home, but the lion was too fast. The horses ran right into the door of their house and hid inside. The lion jumped on the roof of the house and broke it! The horse family jumped out the window and ran to the wood place and bought wood and screws and came back home. They fixed the roof with wood and screws because it was only made of blankets before and wasn’t strong enough. When the house was fixed, the horses asked the lion if he needed something to eat and drink and he just sat there thinking about it. Suddenly he ran back to his own house and ate and drank. Then a beautiful rainbow came out.

The End

Rebekah Sell lives on a small plot of land with her husband, Andy, on which they are hoping to build a sustainable homestead. With a small business and four kids, life is always interesting as Becky and Andy live fully the idea that the journey is the reward. Find her on .

Nebraska Dave
5/20/2011 9:16:28 PM

Becky and Andy, the creative mind of a child fascinates me. My six year old grandson comes up with the most different solutions to problems. I try to let him run with whatever idea he comes up with even if I know it won't work. Sometimes the thought process along the way intrigues me. As for me I never had even a little creativity in my thinking. I'm glad you are encouraging Elly to tell stories and it's good that you are writing them down. It thrills me to hear what comes out of the mind of children. Have a great story telling day.

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