or How I Made Friends with the Little Green Men
Sebastian here to tell you a story. This one begins when a spaceship full of Little Green Men landed in our kitchen. They filed out of their tiny little spaceship one after the other. They kept coming and coming. I don’t know exactly how many there were but it was a lot!
They wanted me to be their leader.
I had to run and go ask you-know-who what it was exactly that a leader did. She told me “a leader is one who leads. A leader can lead all kinds of things.” She suggested I lead them in games. It sounded like a good idea to me so I ran back to the kitchen and told them I would be happy to be their leader.
They held my hands and shouted, “Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!”
I felt a great responsibility being their leader so I had to come up with a plan very quickly.
I gathered them all together and announced, “I am going to lead you in some activities.”
“Does anyone have any questions? If so, raise your hands.”
“Anyone? No, okay then. We’ll get started.”
The first activity is going to be jumping jacks. Here we go. “One, two. One two. One two.”
“Okay, well done all you Little Green Men. Let’s see how good you are at following instructions. Follow the leader!”
“Here’s another good game. I call it Sebastian Says. It’s very much like Simon Says, but you know, I’m not Simon. Sebastian says, raise your left hand. Ha ha! Got several of you guys. You’re out!”
“Now for some gymnastics. This requires some skill so be very careful. If you do well with this, I think you will qualify for the ultimate activity.”
“Very nicely done, my little alien friends. You’re so good, I’m going to teach you Synchronized Swimming!”
“I think it’s time for a break. Let’s have a Sing-Along. And a one, and a two, and one, two three.”
By then it was nearly time for my supper and the Little Green Men had to return to their planet. Before they got back in their spaceship, they climbed onto my lap and told me that I was the best leader ever and that they loved me.
I whispered back to them, “I love you too! Come back and play again anytime.”