Twin Tales: "Twin Trouble", "Connie and the Water Babies"

By Jacqueline Wilson

Dual difficulty Connie's now not satisfied. Her mom and dad are having a toddler. good, no longer one, yet infants! Why do they wish extra little ones? They've acquired her! quickly the home is full of soiled nappies and screaming infants and Connie's anticipated to aid. And nobody will pay any consciousness to her. It's no longer reasonable. So whilst Nurse Meade places a few blue beads in her hair, Connie's overjoyed. And whilst she clacks them jointly, issues begin to happen...Soon, each person can see issues from Connie's perspective. 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 should still pass simply because she'll like it, or even Charles and Claire, the twins, just like the water. average. Then Nurse Meade offers Connie a few extra blue beads. And once they clack jointly, unexpectedly Connie can swim like a mermaid...Two reassuring tales approximately relations strife and overcoming your fears from a grasp storyteller.

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Why may still i must be sturdy forever? Why do i must wish the twins to be right here? ’ Charles and Claire began whimpering dismally of their carry-cots, as though they can comprehend what she used to be announcing. ‘Oh pricey, they’ve all started again,’ stated Mum, attending to her toes. ‘I’ll see to them. You visit bed,’ acknowledged Dad. ‘You’re no longer even hearing me,’ stated Connie. ‘They most likely simply desire altering. They can’t want one other feed,’ stated Mum. ‘I’ll take a look,’ stated Dad, unbuttoning either infants. ‘Dad, you’re unlikely to alter them within the kitchen? ’ stated Connie, pulling a face. ‘Pooh! I’m attempting to consume my breakfast. ’ ‘And I’m attempting to continue my persistence! ’ acknowledged Dad. ‘What’s up with you, Connie? how will you be so impolite and egocentric? Why can’t you support? ’ a part of Connie badly desired to aid. She hated mom and dad being move along with her. yet she used to be go, too. ‘Nobody requested me even if i needed the twins. I’m a part of this relatives, aren’t I? And now it’s all horrid and everyone’s move and also you all maintain getting directly to me. You don’t recognize what it’s like for me. I want there has been a way i may make you understand,’ Connie wailed. simply then the doorbell went. ‘It’ll be Granny,’ acknowledged Mum fortunately. however it wasn’t Granny. It used to be the District Nurse, come to ascertain up on Mum and the infants. ‘Hello there. I’m Nurse Meade,’ she stated, smiling. Connie smiled again, without warning no longer feeling so go. Nurse Meade had a pleasant face and a brilliant blue frock and her lengthy black hair used to be twisted into dozens of little plaits mounted with tiny blue glass beads. ‘Oh, I do like your hair! ’ acknowledged Connie. ‘Do you, sweetheart? ’ stated Nurse Meade, bustling into the kitchen and nodding and smiling at ma and pa and the 2 bawling infants. ‘Well, let you know what. whereas Dad incorporates on altering your new child brother and sister and Mum pops again to mattress I’ll provide you with one little plait of your personal, eh? ’ She lifted Connie up directly to the draining board and twiddled along with her hair. It just a couple of seconds earlier than Connie had her personal tiny twisted plait bobbing approximately her ear. Nurse Meade even fixed it with of her personal blue glass beads. ‘There. Don’t you glance beautiful now,’ acknowledged Nurse Meade, exhibiting Connie her mirrored image within the kettle. ‘You beware of these blue beads now. They’re magic. ’ ‘Magic? ’ acknowledged Connie, giggling. Who was once Nurse Meade kidding? ‘Magic,’ stated Nurse Meade, nodding her head vigorously, in order that the entire blue glass beads at the ends of her personal plaits swung and sparkled within the solar. five. New Grannies Connie didn’t imagine a lot of Nurse Meade’s magic beads. She glanced over on the infants and twiddled one bead wistfully . . . yet little Claire and little Charles carried correct on crying of their cots. Connie went off to college with Dad. She used to be very overdue and pass over Peters used to be move which wasn’t in any respect reasonable, since it fairly wasn’t Connie’s fault. at the very least Connie had controlled to overlook part the scary mathematics lesson, yet the entire childrens have been instructed to get into pairs for a measuring and weighing undertaking. Karen was once regularly Connie’s companion, yet Connie hadn’t been there and Karen had paired up with Angela Robinson.

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