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Brother Bear’s Baby-Sitting Adventure

on March 31, 2022
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Brother Bear’s Baby-Sitting Adventure

by Dawn Pisturino

Brother Bear groaned. “I don’t wanna baby-sit! Sister Bear always gets me into trouble!”

“Now, now,” said Mama Bear. “I have to take Baby Bear to the doctor. I’m counting on you to take care of Sister Bear.”

“Can we make chocolate chip cookies when you get home?” Brother Bear asked.

Mother Bear laughed. “We’ll see,” she said.

After Mother Bear left with Baby Bear, Brother Bear turned on the TV so Sister Bear could watch her favorite cartoons.

“I’m hungry,” Sister Bear said. “Can I please have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?”

Brother Bear made a face. “Okay – since you said please.”

“You’re the best big brother in the world!” Sister Bear said.

Brother Bear went to the kitchen. He made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and put it on a green plate. He poured a big glass of milk. He carried the green plate and the glass of milk into the living-room for Sister Bear. Sister Bear was gone!

“Sister Bear!” Brother Bear called. But nobody answered.

Brother Bear put the green plate and glass of milk on a table. He ran down the hallway to look for Sister Bear.

First, he looked in Sister Bear’s room. There were lots of dolls on Sister Bear’s pink bed – but no Sister Bear.

Then, he looked in Baby Bear’s room. There were lots of stuffed animals in Baby Bear’s white crib – but no Sister Bear.

Brother Bear knocked on the bathroom door. “Sister Bear, are you in there?”

He heard water running.

Sister Bear squealed with delight. “Wheeeee! I love bubbles! Lots and lots of bubbles!”

Brother Bear groaned. What was he going to do? Mama Bear would be home soon. Brother Bear tried to open the bathroom door. But it was locked.

“Sister Bear, open the door!” Brother Bear yelled.

“I’m taking a bubble bath all by myself,” Sister Bear said. “Wheeeee!”

Brother Bear heard Sister Bear splashing in the water. He heard the water running in the bathtub.

I have to get in there and turn off the water, Brother Bear thought. But how?

The window. Could he climb through the bathroom window? He decided to try.

Brother Bear ran outside and found the bathroom window. It was open. But Brother Bear was not tall enough to climb through the window.

He found an old wooden chair. He placed it under the bathroom window. He stood on top of the chair. Now, he was tall enough to climb through the window.

Sister Bear laughed when she saw Brother Bear climb through the window. She blew bubbles at him with her bubble wand.

The water in the bathtub was beginning to run on the floor. Bubbles floated everywhere!

Brother Bear turned off the water in the bathtub. He was mad.

“Look at the mess you made!” Brother Bear shouted. “Mama Bear’s gonna be mad!”

Sister Bear began to cry.

Brother Bear opened the bathroom door. He heard a noise in the kitchen. Mama Bear was home.

What should he do?

Brother Bear grabbed some towels from the linen closet and threw them on the bathroom floor. He cleaned up all the water with the towels. Then he pulled the plug in the bathtub.

Sister Bear laughed as the water went gurgle-gurgle down the drain. She climbed out of the bathtub. Brother Bear dried her with a towel. He helped her to get dressed.

Brother Bear took Sister Bear to the living-room and put her in a chair.

“Here’s your peanut butter and jelly sandwich,” Brother Bear said.

Mama Bear came into the living-room. “How did it go?” she asked.

Sister Bear became excited. “Brother Bear let me take a bubble bath all by myself. And he made the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the world. I love Brother Bear!”

Mama Bear looked happy. “You did a good job, Brother Bear. Let’s go make chocolate chip cookies.”

Dawn Pisturino

May 2008; March 31, 2022

Copyright 2008-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


20 responses to “Brother Bear’s Baby-Sitting Adventure

  1. Oh my goodness, Dawn my heart began pumping hard when Brother Bear couldn’t get the bathroom door opened. Oh the things kids do. And oh how Sister Bear saw the love Brother Bear showed her, not knowing his actions was due to his fear from what his mother would think when she got back home! 😱😲😬 WHEW!!! 😍💖🥰

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    • When I posted this, I didn’t really expect most people to read it, since it’s a children’s story, but I still love to read children’s books! And it was fun writing it. Thanks for taking the time to read it and comment, dear Kym!

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      • Dawn, I truly understand what you mean. For me, children’s books have always had a good moral to the story. I still read children’s books too my friend. I know people don’t always read what we write. I am humbled by those who comment on mine. Sometimes we may not comment on them all the time, but sometimes some posts simply allow you to savor the words and the message behind their meaning. 🤗🙏🏼😍

        You did a remarkable job bringing the spirit of “love” to the forefront of situation built from frustration my friend. Bravo!!! 👏🏼🥰👏🏼

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      • Thanks, Kym, I appreciate your feedback very much. Have a blessed day!

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      • You too Dawn and you’re very welcome my friend! 👏🏼🌺🥰

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  2. Iowa Life says:

    Brother Bear should have become an only child.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. utahan15 says:

    hot to cold
    bold is never old

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nancy says:

    Delightful Children’s story.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! & Wow! Lovely story! I like childre’s books, I read to my nephews and enjoy a lot, it is a wonderful experience. Thank’s for share dear Dawn.
    Have a great weekkend!
    Keep well.

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  6. Jeff Flesch says:

    What an awesome story, Dawn! Family taking care of one another, with chocolate chip cookies! Perfect. 🍪🍪🍪

    Liked by 1 person

  7. DiosRaw {Amber Victoria Chittock} says:


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  8. A delightful story… covering so many bases… frustration, caring, helpfulness, lost, found, adventure, happiness, love, and naturally… chocolate chip cookies… all the ingredients for a delightful children’s story…!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Adorable… and huge rewards at the end for all his suffering!! I loved it!

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