Sara Morris Swetcharnik

Birthday Burro

By Sara Morris Swetcharnik

Vicky bought a baby burro for fifty lempiras and carried it home inside their jeep. She told the kids to let her explain the situation to Dad. It would be tricky, because they had so many animals already. But when John pulled in the driveway, the children ran up to him excitedly: "Hee-Haw! Daddy, guess what we got!" Vicky quickly joined the conversation: "You weren't supposed to tell Dad. It was a surprise for his birthday."