It was the middle of June, a hot sunny day. I was
walking to my Aunt Roxy’s house. We were going to the park with her son
Angel. He’s a toddler. When I was knocking at the front door, my Aunt
Roxy opened the door. She was wearing a scarlet shirt with navy blue
pants and her hair was like a dark chocolate candy bar. She said, “Come
in,” and I went inside where Angel was playing with a blue ball. He was
wearing a green shirt with gray pants.
We all got in the car and drove to the park. When we got there, it
smelled like fresh pine trees just grown. When Angel saw the playground,
he asked Roxy, ‘”Can I go play?” My Aunt Roxy said, “Okay.” My Aunt Roxy
and I sat at a bench talking about school stuff.
Meanwhile, Angel was playing at the playground. He met a boy named Mark.
He told Angel, “Hey, there’s a bigger playground up that trail, and my
mommy is over there. She can take care of us.” Angel and Mark went up
the trail. Mark saw his mom. Angel and Mark went to say hi. Mark’s mom’s
name was Lisa. She was wearing an orange shirt with slim black pants.
‘’Who’s this little boy?’’ said Lisa.
‘’My friend, Angel. His mom lets him come up here’’ said Mark.
‘’Are you sure?’’ said Lisa.
‘’Yes I’m sure,” said Mark.
A couple of minutes later, my aunt said, “Come on, let’s go home.” But
when she called, Angel didn’t answer. My Aunt Roxy counted to
three—“One, two, three”—and he still didn’t answer. She told me to go
look for him. I looked for him, and he wasn’t anywhere at the
We were looking for Angel everywhere, but then I said, “The trail!” We
went up the trail. We found Angel playing at the big playground there.
Then my Aunt Roxy said, “Oh my baby boy!’’
She went running to him. Angel’s eyes seemed to be saying, “What’s
happening?” Aunt Roxy was full of joy. She noticed Mark’s mom. It was
her friend from high school from a long time ago. Lisa said, “Hi Roxy,
we have so much to talk about.” They began to talk, but they just kept
talking and talking. I got so bored that I played with Angel and Mark. I
played with the boys until sunset. Then my aunt said, “Let’s go.” I was
sad to leave the park, but my Aunt Roxy said, “Let’s go get some creamy
ice cream!” and Angel and I said “Yes!”