FC: An Elephant's Tale: Ellie's New Family By: Crystal Povinelli,Amanda Brown, & Brittany Eising
1: My name is Ellie and I am an elephant! I live in a hut with my mom Amy, my step dad George the giraffe and his son Jeffrey.
2: My dad John the elephant lives in another hut close by so I get to see him all the time.
3: I had to get used to my new family, because George and Jeffrey do things a lot differently such as eating, talking and like to do different activities.
4: Sometimes I feel like George treats Jeffrey unfairly compared to me. When me and Jeffrey are playing at the watering hole and break the rules, George puts Jeffrey in time out. On small occasions he puts me in time out too.
5: My mom never put me in time out before George became a part of the family.
6: At first I was angry that George was replacing my dad. Now I know my dad will always be my dad and its okay to like George and let him into my life.
7: I feel a little alone from time to time, because it feels like George is taking my mom away from me. She gives him more attention than me.
8: Me and Jeffrey now share a room in our hut which makes me a little mad, because I was an only child and had a big room all to myself.
9: Now that I think about it I share a lot of things with Jeffrey and I even have to share my mom. I am okay with sharing my mom because he has to share his dad with me.
10: There are always different sets of problems in my new family, but my mom and dad are both happy now and I get two new parents and a brother! I guess it is not so bad after all.