“It is getting colder outside,” said Suzie Chipmunk to her brother.
“Unfortunately winter is coming,” said Chester.
“I don’t really like winter,” said Suzie, shivering at just the thought of it.
“I don’t mind it too much,” said Chester.
“What are you talking about?” asked Suzie, laughing at her brother’s comment. “I know that you don’t like winter.”
“But this winter is going to be different,” said Chester.
“Well,” said Suzie. “I don’t know how this winter is going to be any different. It is going to be cold and we are going to get tons of snow. Winter is terrible.”
Chester pulled an envelope out of his pocket and handed it to his sister.
“What is this?” asked Suzie, curiously, as she opened up the envelope.
Two airplane tickets dropped out of the envelope and onto the floor.
“Oh my!” exclaimed Suzie, picking up the tickets off the floor. “You mean that we are going to Florida this winter!”
“Yes,” said Chester. “We are!”
“Oh Chester!” exclaimed Suzie, excitedly. “You are so right. This is going to be the best winter ever!”
“I was going to give these to you for your birthday,” said Chester. “However, I just couldn’t wait any longer.”
“My birthday is only a week away,” said Suzie.
“True,” said Chester. “And we will be basking in the sun while celebrating it.”
Suzie gave her brother a big hug and kiss.
“You are the best,” said Suzie.
“You think so,” blushed Chester.
“Absolutely,” said Suzie.
Chester and Suzie had a marvelous week in Florida. They both came back with tans and tons of seashells to share with their forest friends.
“It is supposed to snow tomorrow,” said Chester, just as he was leaving his sister’s house for the night.
“Oh dear,” said Suzie, laughing. “I suppose you don’t have any more surprises for me in your pocket now do you?”