Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Sugar Baby

It was Sugar Baby's bath time. Of course, that wasn't really her name but everybody called her that because she was so sweet. She wasn't really a baby either. She was a toddler. She was already 4, but everyone still thought of her as a baby because she was the youngest child in the family. She had one older sister and one older brother

The only time Sugar Baby wasn't sweet was bath time. She hated taking a bath. "Come on Sugar Baby." said Mommy sweetly. "It's time for your bath." Mommy picked up Sugar Baby and got ready to undress her. Just then Sugar Baby wriggled out of her grasp and ran out the door. Mommy reached for her, but she couldn't get Sugar Baby. Sugar Baby was too fast.

Sugar Baby turned smiled and laughed and kept running right out the bathroom door.  Ha!  Ha ! Hee! Hee!  Mommy couldn't catch the Sugar Baby. Sugar quickly ran down the stairs and into the kitchen with Mommy following behind her.

Daddy was sitting at the table reading the paper. He saw Sugar Baby run past. "It must be bath time." he said with a smile. He reached out and tried to scoop her up into his arms and take her back upstairs. She slid just out of his grasp and gave him a huge smile. "Ha Ha Ha! Hee! Hee! Hee! Mommy and Daddy couldn't catch the Sugar Baby.  Mommy and Daddy both followed Sugar Baby out of the room. 

She ran into the living room where her big sister was sitting watching TV. Big sister looked up as Sugar Baby ran into the room. "Bath time, already Sugar Baby?" she asked cheerfully. She tried to reach for Sugar Baby, but Sugar Baby got down on her hands and knees and crawled away. "Ha Ha Ha Ha! Hee! Hee! Hee Hee!! Mommy, Daddy and sister couldn't catch the Sugar Baby. Mommy, Daddy and sister all followed Sugar Baby out of the room.

Sugar Baby ran  out the back door. Her older brother was in the yard throwing a baseball  into the air and catching it. He laughed as he saw his little sister come out of the house. "It's not bath time already, Sugar Baby, is it?" He tried to pick up Sugar Baby in his arms but she quickly slipped away from him. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Mommy, Daddy, sister and brother couldn't catch the Sugar Baby.  Mommy, Daddy, sister and brother all followed Sugar Baby around to the front yard.

Sugar Baby turned around and saw  Mommy and Daddy and sister and brother all chasing her. She laughed at  them all following her unable to catch her. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Wait! What was happening? All at once, Sugar was being picked up off her feet and lifted into the air. How could that be if Mommy, Daddy, big brother and big sister were all behind her? Sugar Baby looked up into the face of the woman who had picked her up. It was Grandma who had arrived for a visit at just the right time.

"Come on inside and take your bath, Sugar Baby." said Grandma giving her granddaughter a kiss,  and hugging Sugar Baby tightly to her so that Sugar Baby couldn't escape. Grandma began carrying Sugar Baby into the house.

"Aw nuts!" said Sugar Baby.

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