Here is a story with illustrations that I created twenty years ago, when my kids were little, with a bit of an editorial update. It’s fun tripping down memory lane. I may bring these characters into the twenty-first century!
One morning, Bunk Bear opened his left eye and yawned. Then he opened his other eye and rolled out of the soft bed onto the hard floor below.
“Ouch! I don’t want to go to school. I’m sleepy and cold. And now my bottom hurts.”
His adopted brother Blue Dinosaur pulled him back up under the covers, and they both fell asleep.
Soon they both heard Mom in the kitchen. They smelled breakfast.
“Get dressed, kids! It’s time to eat!”
Bunky and Blue took a long time getting to the kitchen, and when they crawled up onto chairs at the table, their hot cocoa was cold. Dad looked out the window.
“Here comes the bus!”
They rushed out the door. Bunky tripped and fell on Blue’s tail, and they barely made it to the door of the bus before it closed. Mom was right behind them with their backpacks. As the bus pulled away from the curb, she waved. Dad waved from the driveway, climbed onto his bicycle, and rode to work.
Mrs. Cat, the bus driver, peered into the rear view mirror at the tardy brothers.
“Get up late again, kids?”