“Can I go outside yet?”
“Not yet Sam, it’s raining so hard that I can barely see the back yard.”
“I don’t mind playing in the rain.”
“I’m sure you don’t.” said Momma as she lifted the baby from his highchair. “I need you to find something to do inside.”
“Boring” thought Sam. He didn’t say it out loud. Momma didn’t like the word boring.
Sam looked at his library books. He had already read them all.
Sam turned around. A monster was staring at him. Drool was dripping from its chin. It was close enough for Sam to smell its peanut butter breath.
“Yikes” yelled Sam. “Ellie, watch out! A monster is loose in the living room.”
Sam pointed. The monster lifted its hands and wiggled its sticky fingers.
“Sam, that’s not…”
Shh. Be very careful. If it catches you it will coat you in banana slime.”
“What is banana slime?”
“It’s what happens when a monster squishes bananas up in its hot monster hands.”
“Ewww.” Ellie wrinkled her nose. “I think Super Sam needs to save us.”
Sam stood up as tall he could. “Yes. Your right. Start building a wall. We don’t want this monster to get out.”
“Super Sam?” What should I make the wall out of?”
“How about those boulders over there?”
“I’m on it!”
A wall was a great start but something was missing. Super Sam knew just what it was. He raced out of the room.
“What are you doing?” Ellie called after him.
“Just a second. I’ll show you. “
Sam came back and held up a sign.
“What does it say?”
“D-A-N-G-E-R danger. Now everyone will know to stay back!
“Great idea! Uh oh. The monster is breaking down the wall.”
“I’ve got this.” Said Super Sam.
He grabbed a soft blanky and a board book. Then he went and found an old cardboard box.
“Here Ellie, put this in the back of the box. Hurry! It’s coming! It’s going to catch you!”
“All done.” Said Ellie. She scrambled back just in time.
“Quick, close the box!” She said.
Super Sam pulled the flaps closed and put a boulder in front of it.
“There. We caught it! It’s stuck now!”
“Yay! Good job. “Said Ellie.
Momma walked in and glanced around the room.
“What are you guys doing? Sam, why are all the pillows off of the couch?”
“Those aren’t pillows. They are boulders.” Ellie answered.
Sam nodded in agreement.
“I see.” Said Momma.
“Where is your brother?”
Just then the box began to shake.
The monster burst out into the room and ran right for Momma.”
“Watch out!” Ellie and Sam yelled.
Momma pulled out a washcloth, scooped up the monster and scrubbed it from head to toe.
“Huh. Look at that. It’s Jack!” Sam said.
Jack scowled at his big brother.
“It stopped raining.” Momma said. “After you put away the “boulders” you can go splash in the puddles. Don’t forget your rain boots.”
“Can Jack come too?”
“Hmmm. “Said Momma. “We’ll see.”