By Jacqueline Wilson
Dual hassle Connie's now not chuffed. Her mom and dad are having a toddler. good, now not one, yet infants! Why do they want extra little ones? They've received her! quickly the home is stuffed with soiled nappies and screaming infants and Connie's anticipated to aid. And nobody will pay any recognition to her. It's now not reasonable. So while Nurse Meade places a few blue beads in her hair, Connie's overjoyed. And whilst she clacks them jointly, issues begin to happen...Soon, every body can see issues from Connie's standpoint. Connie and the Water infants Connie is frightened of water. She can't swim and he or she hates going to the pool. all people says she may still pass simply because she'll like it, or even Charles and Claire, the twins, just like the water. usual. Then Nurse Meade provides Connie a few extra blue beads. And after they clack jointly, without warning Connie can swim like a mermaid...Two reassuring tales approximately relatives strife and overcoming your fears from a grasp storyteller.
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Whilst Connie bought pass and cried she was once given a superb chatting with and despatched as much as her bed room. Connie lay on her new red and blue patchwork cover and wept. ‘Connie? Don’t cry, puppy. ’ Mum got here into the recent bed room. She’d given one dual to Dad to carry and the opposite dual to Granny. Her hands have been empty eventually. She may possibly take a seat beside Connie and provides her a cuddle in any case. Connie lay snuffling in Mum’s hands, feeling greatly like a toddler herself. ‘Want my bockle,’ she stated, pretending to be a child. Mum laughed and pretended to feed her. ‘There you're, my little baby,’ she acknowledged. Then she sat Connie up directly. ‘But you’re probably not a child, are you, Connie? You’re my great lady and you’re going to be a superb lady, aren’t you? You’re going to assist me take care of the twins? they want you to be their stunning monstrous style sister. ’ Connie didn’t think one bit like a beautiful sizeable variety sister. Little Charles and Claire may rather well desire her. yet Connie definitely didn’t suppose she wanted them. four. Blue Beads Connie wasn’t yes she desired to be strong. The twins have been completely yes they didn’t are looking to be stable. They cried and cried and cried all that evening. mom and dad have been out and in of mattress, feeding them and rocking them and altering them. the instant mom and dad stopped, the twins all started. more often than not they cried jointly. from time to time Charles nodded off yet Claire cried louder to make up for it. Then she screamed herself into submission and slept and Charles was once startled wakeful via the silence. He cried. after which Claire awakened another time and cried too. Mum used to be approximately crying through the morning. and pa. And Connie. She couldn’t discover a fresh shirt for college as the airing cabinet used to be chock-full of child outfits. She couldn’t get her hair to move correct and Mum was once too busy to mend it for her. Connie sighed seriously. ‘Those infants stored me unsleeping all night,’ she complained. ‘They stored crying. ’ ‘Goodness. Did they? ’ acknowledged Dad, seriously sarcastic. ‘Well, i'm stunned. ’ ‘Couldn’t you feed them or anything to maintain them quiet? ’ acknowledged Connie. ‘I suppose as though I’ve fed babies,’ stated Mum. She placed her head down at the breakfast desk and her eyelids drooped. ‘You want a few rest,’ stated Dad. ‘Go again to mattress, love. Connie and that i will carry the fortress until eventually Granny comes. ’ ‘But I’ll be past due for school,’ stated Connie. She didn’t relatively brain being past due for faculty. It was once mathematics first lesson and pass over Peters occasionally bought go in the event you didn’t capture directly to issues instantaneously. yet Connie felt like being awkward. She fairly hadn’t slept a great deal final evening and so she felt very pass and cranky. Dad was once feeling go and cranky too. ‘Do you need to be so tough, Connie? ’ he acknowledged, obtrusive at her. ‘Yes,’ acknowledged Connie, obtrusive again. ‘Now, Connie,’ stated Mum wearily. ‘I proposal you have been going to be an exceptional lady and aid us take care of the twins? ’ ‘I didn’t wish the twins to return barging into this kin and spoiling everything,’ stated Connie. ‘It’s now not reasonable. Why should still i need to be solid for all time? Why do i need to wish the twins to be right here?