Our favorite story this week is The Three Billy Goats Gruff, so a few days ago I used my paper cutter to make Ivo a flannel board set. He loves listening to stories told with the flannel board, and sometimes he tries his hand at being the storyteller. Yesterday he put on a show for Josh and me. It was a hoot: "Once upon a time there were three Billy Goats Gruff." Then, in a tiny voice, "Trip trap, trip trap," A booming voice, "Who's tripping over my bridge?" Tiny voice again, "It is I, the littlest Billy Goat Gruff." Then the troll voice again, "Oh, wow, I'm coming to eat you!" This is the funniest part . . . then in the little billy goat voice he said, "Oh, don't bother with me. My brother will be along soon and he has horns on his head and will bing you down off the bridge never to be seen again." So much for the surprise ending!