Mia and Max are part of a cheerful family on a road trip to visit their grandparents. How will they pass the time in the car?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Surprise Gift” on Monday. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “A Cheerful Family,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:05

Narrator: Male

A Cheerful Family Excerpt:

It would be a long drive, so Max tried to think of something to do.  “Why don’t we play the alphabet game?” he said.

“That sounds like fun!”  Mia replied.  And Max, Mia, their mom and dad, began looking for things that began with the letter A.  Mia found an airplane flying overhead, mom found an apple tree,  Max saw animals outside, and dad counted eight arms inside the car.  Once everyone had found something beginning with A, they went on to find something beginning with B.

Mom was first this time.  She found a bright red barn.  Mia proudly spotted a bicycle.  Dad saw a boat, as they crossed a long bridge over the water, and Max was excited when he saw a buffalo. Now it was time to find C things.  Dad quickly spotted cows in a field.  Max found a camp.  Mom pointed out all the cars on the road, and Mia managed to spot a cat sitting in the grassy field.  Max felt happy he had suggested a game that everyone was enjoying.

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