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Ahuva Bear and the Paint Job

Yael Mermelstein

Hello. My name is Ahuva Bear. Some of my friends call me Huvabear, but I prefer just plain Ahuva. I’m 10 years old and my mother always says that I’m 10 going on 20. This disturbs me because there are many years in between 10 and 20. I know it’s just a figure of speech, but still.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

illustrationAnyway, this morning Mommy got an unexpected phone call and she had to leave the house urgently. Normally we have school so this wouldn’t have a problem, but since today was a regional election day, none of us had school. What made this an even bigger problem was that the painters were coming today to paint the foyer and the kitchen.

So, even though Nonny and Benny were both home and both of them are older than me, Mommy put me in charge of making sure that the painters did their job well. I had to make sure they didn’t take too many breaks and didn’t smoke any cigarettes in our house and that they cleaned up after they finished.

Isn’t that funny? Nonny and Benny were babysitting me but I was babysitting the painters!

I tried not to let all of this responsibility get to my head.

 

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