The Tallis Narrative When Marie and Montell Tallis decided to plan their family, they thought two boys and two girls would be the idea number of children to round out their family. First came Bonnie, a sweet and precocious little girl and the apple of her parents ' eyes. Two years later, they decided that the time was right for a second child, but alas, no pregnancy. The passing of two more years led Bonnie Tallis, now four-years-old, to take her mother aside after a play date with a five-year-old playmate to tell her that she had it on good authority that she had this pregnancy thing all wrong. She said that her friend 's older brother told them that if a lady wanted to have a baby, all she would have to do is to swallow a watermelon seed, and a baby would grow in her stomach.
My mom has always made Christmas special for my little sister and me. We start the holiday celebration by putting up our Christmas tree. As my little sister and I decorated it, my mom would point out some of her favorite ornaments. They were always the ones my sister and I hand-made at school, and gave them to her
All she did was cry until her mother suggested that they could fix her doll. This is different because it’s usually the dads in stories that help build and fix things. Throughout the book, the mother is helping Amelia sew a new doll. You could also say this is a traditional norm. Men aren’t ever portrayed as someone who sews or helps their daughters with something like that.
A gift that her mother would have enjoyed if she didn’t have so much pride. One day Lucy overhears her parents fighting over financial problems and from that moment she realized that her mother needs a gift that contain what her family needs. The short-story is written by Viv McDade in 2011. The first narrator in this story is Lucy. The narrator is ten years old and lives
For example, when the mother proposes to the girls to go and help the family on Christmas morning by giving them their breakfast, they’re silent at first, but then the girls say: "‘May I go and help carry the things to the poor little children?’ asked Beth eagerly. ‘I shall take the cream and the muffins,’ added Amy, heroically giving up the article she most liked” (Alcott para 34-35). The girls hesitate at first, then they quickly realized that if they did the generous act, their mother would be very delighted. The March sisters’ choice soon began to happily impact not only themselves and their mother, but also the needy family. For instance, while the destitute family was being fed and getting warmed-up by the fire, they were greatly appreciating the March daughters’ and their mother’s great generosity: "’Das ist gut!’ ‘Die Engel-kinder!’ cried the poor things as they ate and warmed their purple hands at the comfortable blaze” (Alcott para 44).
Everytime Jalil visited them to bring some supplies or gift for Mariam, her need for her father only grew more. She longed for a life where she could live in a same house with her father and her half brothers and sisters. Nana knew that her dream was only just a dream because she could see through Jalil’s affection and gifts. Then on Mariam’s fifteen birthday, she asked a simple gift that would turn her world upside down. A generation later, Laila was born on the night of the April coup of 1978.
She also remembered the words of her doctor, "Of one is blind, the other will likely become blind too"(3). It is amazing how childhood may influence the future. Since that time Alice Walker lost her self-confidence, she didn't feel that she is that cute little girl anymore who was able to amaze the audience with her long Easter speeches. Furthermore, she started doing poorly at school, her contact with others ended, she did not stare at anyone anymore because she stopped raising her head up, students in her new school made fun of her. Her relatives kept telling
Introduction: I. Where do babies come from? When I was a little girl, my sister led me to believe that babies came to be when two people kissed. For a girl of 8 years old, that was an innocent yet curt answer however, it didn’t excuse the fact that I had to avoid welcoming my father home for about two weeks. II.
Out of curiosity, Aaron grabbed the book, Tale of Two cities, off the shelves; The pages fell out of the book and hit the floor. A damp dust cloud spread out, swirling around Aaron. He started to cough, rather violently. Quickly he fumbled backward trying to escape the cloud of dust. The cloud dispersed to the wind.