first got to the birthday party, I could see a pony pulling
a wooden cart filled with children around in a circle. So, I
climbed into the cart and rode around for a while, but soon
I became restless and bored. Finally, I jumped out of the cart
and went to search for the mother of the "birthday girl."
is not much fun," I explained to her, with only a tiny
twinge of embarrassment. "I think you should put a saddle
on the pony, and then we can take turns riding it."
that's a splendid idea!" the kind and gracious mother replied,
and she dispatched someone to the barn to fetch a saddle.
It was my very first pony ride,
and I was ecstatic! I was also quite proud of myself for turning a dull party into
great fun for everyone. All in all, a triumphant day in my little four-year-old world.