Poor Kay. Her day didn’t start too well.
Her dad asked her to do a hard chore. He didn’t think it was hard, but Kay did. He had asked her to move some boxes from her mom’s sewing room to the garage.
The first three were easy. They were light and not too large. Then… a big one stared at her.
I can’t move this by myself, she thought. I wish Jay would hurry home.
But Jay wasn’t coming. He had spent the night at his friend’s house.
Kay huffed and puffed and took a deep breath. She tried lifting the box.
Not even a budge.
Nope. She couldn’t move it even one little inch.
She leaned over and tried once more to lift the box.
“Ha, ha, ha!”
“Who’s laughing?” She asked, standing and looking around.
Suddenly, something jumped on top of the box.
“It’s me! Can’t-Do!”
“Oh, I should have known you were around somewhere.”
“What’s the matter, Kay? Did I ruin your day?”
“I guess you did. I can’t lift this box and my dad asked me to take it to the garage.”
“Ha, ha, ha!” Can’t-Do laughed and laughed.
“What’s so funny?” a voice called out. “Do you need help, Kay?”
“Jay! You’re back. Yes, I could use some help. Can’t-Do here is trying to ruin my day.”
“Can’t-Do, take a hike. Kay and I got this!”
And so, Jay and Kay moved the box to the garage and Can’t-Do ran away pouting.
You see, friends, it’s okay to ask for help when you can’t do something on your own!