shirley can't play, she just has to work, and learn skills like cooking. But one day, it seems her mom and dad might actually allow her to play...
It was a snowy winter day and every kid on the block was playing outside, having fun in the snow.
everyone but Shirly seaney
so because of the way Shirly was kept from play, she would have dull looks apoun her face and she rarely ever smiled.
Shirley was always inside the house when there was no school, learning skills like sewing, cooking, laundry, and things like that. There should always be a balance,I think, of learning and fun. But Shirley couldn't have fun. She couldn't play outside in the snow or when it was sunny unless she was learning an outdoor skill, which isn't qualified as fun, as a matter of fact.
But one day, while the Seaney family was sitting by the fireplace, Shirley's sister, Maera, spoke up. "Mother, could we please go have fun and play?" She asked.Their mother sat there on one of the cushions, thinking."But i don't want you getting bruises and dirt on your fingernails. I don't want you to get baked brown from the hot sun from being outside to long, and I don't want you catching a cold in the snow."
"We'll be careful," Maera promised. "And we won't be out for too long, just for a little while so we can have fun outside, not just cooped up inside." Shirley added. "Oh well. I'll make adjustments for a little free time, and make your laundry class shorter." Shirley and Maera hugged their mother and Father. "Oh, Thank you so much!"
And so Shirley and Maera played together outside with people on the block. They used their money to buy a swing and slide. friends would come to their house to play before supper. And it all worked out. THE END