The Math Family and the English Family

Once upon a time, there were two families: the Math family and the English family. In the Math family, the father’s name is Algebra while the mother’s name is Calculus. They have four children named Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division. In the English family, the father’s name is Word while the mother’s name is Verb. They have 26 children named A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z.

One day, the children of the two families went to play. “Now kids, behave when mommy and I go to work,” said Daddy Algebra of the Math family. “Don’t get into any mischief!” said Daddy Word and Mommy Verb of the English family. After, the children went outside their homes to have fun. “Let’s play a game!” said Addition. “Okay!” exclaimed all the English children. They first pretended to have a tea party, then they ran around and jumped into the mud. They played until it was night time.

“Goodbye!” said the children of the two families with each other.

“So how was your playtime?” asked the fathers and mothers of the two families. “It was all great!” said by all the children with joy. The two families lived happily together.

Alfonso Miguel Tan, Olongapo City Center

Alfonso draws inspiration to write from his fellow Aspire-ing writers and he always tries to read the new issues of Aspire. He was elected as a class councilor in his school and ensures that he follows his mom’s guidance all the time.

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