“La-la-la-la-la…,” Pepe sang happily as he entered his home. He had just been at the library, and had with him books about insects, birds, trees, and camping. He was also thinking about the amazing bonfire he’ll help start at night! Pepe and his parents had plans to go camping over the weekend with some of their neighbors in a nearby park, and Pepe had been looking forward to that day for weeks.
Suddenly, he felt a terrible itching. He scratched, and he saw a bump. Then two…then three… Oops! Several itchy and ugly bumps on his tummy!
“It’s such a gloomy day,” Pepe was talking to himself as he walked in the park. “Gloomy, gloomy, gloomy…” He was walking heavily, as if all his energy had drained from his body. Continue reading
“Hahahaha, you should’ve seen how funny coach Meloni looked training his dog to roller skate in the park yesterday afternoon!” Pepe talked to a group of kids at the school’s recess. Continue reading
“Wow! I’ve never paid attention…our church’s building is so beautiful!” Pepe had just arrived to church with his parents, but he decided to linger outside for a few more minutes enjoying the warm breeze.
“I feel very sad we couldn’t buy those fancy chocolate cookies and apple-caramel pie, dad,” Pepe whined as he and his dad arrived home from the grocery store.
“…and God please forgive me for all my sins, amen.” Pepe finished his evening prayer just before falling asleep. His parents kissed him goodnight, turned-off the light, and left the room. Continue reading
“Do we have to go, mom? Maybe I’ll get better soon…” Pepe was whining while his mother drove him to the doctor. Continue reading
“I’m going to miss granny Ruth a lot! It hurts so much to know that I won’t be able to visit her again!” Pepe was crying in his room. His grandmother had just died.
“Coach Meloni is my hero!” Pepe exclaimed. Pepe and some of his school friends were eagerly talking at recess about Mr. Meloni, their basketball coach. Continue reading
“Ha, ha, it was so easy to help Mike cheat on the test…and I even got paid for it! What’s the harm? We both agreed, and we’re not hurting anyone else,” Pepe thought to himself while waiting in line at the cafeteria.