Today was a special day in Ms. Smith’s class. Some of the children were walking around the room, some of them were standing in small groups, and some of them were at their desks, putting finishing touches on cardboard mailboxes. After coloring a cool flame on the side of his racecar mailbox, Johnny hopped out of his chair, strutted over to Veronica’s desk, and dropped a small white envelope into her princess castle mailbox. Veronica blushed and played with her hair. While this was happening, Ben was frantically trying to put a small white envelope into everyone’s mailbox. After giving one to Ms. Smith, Ben pulled out a medium-sized red envelope from his pocket. He blushed and tried to put it in Veronica’s mailbox, but it wouldn’t quite fit. Ben struggled with it for a few seconds and then ran off with the envelope. Veronica rolled her eyes and popped her gum.
Mr. Thomas sat on the front porch of his house in a bathrobe and bunny slippers with his head in his palm. He was holding the daily newspaper. The sun shined brightly in the sky. His neighbors were coming out of their houses and getting in their cars. Mr. Thomas sighed. His neighbor Mr. Ross stepped out on his porch and saw Mr. Thomas. "Did it again, huh?" said Mr. Ross. Mr. Thomas replied, "Yep." Mr. Ross chuckled and said, "Here, Mr. Thomas, you can use my cell phone. I could even keep a key over here if you wanted." Tom thankfully grabbed the cell phone and called his wife. "Honey, I did it again." Mr. Ross heard Mrs. Thomas yelling at Mr. Thomas in a high-pitched squeal. "Yes, dear. I'm so sorry. I'll see you soon," Mr. Thomas returned the phone, sighed deeply, and ran his fingers through his hair.