Im going to eat you up!

Life is similar to the “Three Little Pigs” children’s story. The old mother pig had three little pigs, but not enough food for them. As they matured and became old enough to work, she sent them out into the world to seek their fortunes. The first little pig was very lazy and didn’t want to work at all and built a house of straw.  The second little pig worked a little bit harder, but he was somewhat lazy too and built his house out of stick. As they kept company with each other after the house was built, hey happily danced and sang and played together the rest of the day.  The third little pig worked hard all day and built his house with bricks. It was a sturdy house complete with a (luxury) fireplace and chimney and it looked like it could withstand the strongest winds. (The old greedy wolf couldn’t stand to see others progress without attacking them and wanting to destroy their work and their lives.) (It was his practice to ravage wherever he could.) So, as he was passing by he saw some new structural things in the neighborhood. He saw the straw house and the pig inside and with his greedy ol’ self designed how he could devour the pig inside, thinking the pic would make a fine meal. His mouth began to water-salivate. He knocked on the door and demanded that the pig let him in. He was kind of stupid too, because why would a pig let him, knowing his bad reputation for eating up little pigs and he saw his big paws too! The pig was wise enough to say, “No! No! No! The wolf became more angry and showed his teeth, saying “I’ll blow down your house.” Sure enough he did blow down his house, but the little pig escaped being eaten and ran to the second pig’s house and having a strong send of smell, he knew the pigs were in the house of sticks. (Keep reading. There is a value in this.) His mind was always on his stomach and how he could trick these pigs seeing tht the first pig had escaped him. He makes his threat again knocking on the door. “I’ll huff and puff and blow down your house!” This time they saw his pointy ears through the keyhole, a giveaway of his true identity! Again, they said, “No! No! No! You cannot come in! (What do you think, we’re a bunch of dummies to let you in after you already tried to eat us before??) He did huff and puff and blew down the stick house. (By this time, they were so afraid, but the smartest pig who was not lazy, but wiser had a place of safety refuge for them; a brick house.) The wolf was throwing a fit by now with angry rage, having not eaten all day! The smell of the pigs was more than he could bear. His thinking became blurred as he could think only about his gluttonous appetite.) Fortunately, the pigs didn’t give in to the wolf’s anger and ran away, the wolf chasing them, seeking to destroy them! He figured, “Now, I’ve got them cornered in one house and my feast is waiting for me. I’m going to eat them up! He used his same strategy, knocking on the door, demanding entry. They recognized him by his eyes through the keyhole and said, No! No! No! not by the hairs of “chinny, chin, chin! He huffed and puffed repeatedly until he was out of breath and thought  a while; that he would come down the chimney and eat them up. They heard him climbing the roof, made a fire in the fireplace! He fell into the fire, the pigs covered him, cooked him and ate him up. Moral of this story for today’s life. How many times are we warned that the wolf will come disguised, seeking to devour us in our daily lives. We need to be prepared, seek wise counsel to secure our future. Do not be deceived, the adversary comes to kill and destroy. Let’s not be his dinner to be eaten and devoured. The story of The Three Little Pigs featured here has been adapted from different sources and from childhood memory. The primary sources are English Fairy Tales, retold by Flora Annie Steel (1922) with illustrations by L. Leslie Brooke from the 1904 version. This title is a feature from our Pre K Read-Aloud Stories.

Jeanette Grattan Parker Ph. D-Founder-Superintendent Todays Fresh Start Charter School www.todaysfreshstart.org (323)293-9826 4514 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90043: info@todaysfreshstart.org Weekly Columnist for LA Sentinel News & LA South Chamber of Commerce askdrjeanette.successontheway@gmail.com articles copyright November 09,2017 all rights reserved©” Inquiring Minds Want To Know” ©website askdrjeanetteparker.com “©The Father Famine” “Ask Dr. Jeanette”™

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