Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Ellie. She was 2 years old. Ellie loved to go to visit her grandparents at the cottage. She loved the forest, loved the beach, but she didn’t love the water very much. Ellie was afraid. She didn’t want to get wet and she didn’t want to swim. Too cold, she would tell her mommy. Me no like it. One day, Ellie was at the beach, busy filling up buckets with sand, when she heard a beautiful sound coming from the water. AHHH, AHHH, AHHH, AHHHHH, what a beautiful song! Ellie looked out into the sparkly water and saw a beautiful lady with long golden hair, swimming in the water, singing a beautiful song. As she dived in the water, Ellie saw that the lady had a sparkly fishy tale! A Mermaid, shouted Ellie.
Hi, waved Ellie. The beautiful mermaid waved too and began swimming closer to the shore. Mermaid Nicki was her name, and she asked Ellie if she and her mommy wanted to come swimming. Ellie wasn’t sure. She looked at the water, looked at her life jacket, looked at her mommy then looked at the beautiful Mermaid Nicki who was singing her beautiful song AHHH, AHHH, AHHH, AHHHHH, looked at her sparkly fishy tail and made a decision. “Yes”, said Ellie. “Ellie wants to swim with Mermaid Nicki and Mommy!”
On went her life jacket, and into the water Ellie and her Mommy went. Splish, Splash, oh what fun they had! All afternoon they played and sang that beautiful song, AHHH, AHHH, AHHH, AHHHHH. All too soon, it was time for Mermaid Nicki to go back to her home. She said goodbye and promised to come back tomorrow. Ellie gave her a big hug. “See you tomorrow, Mermaid Nicki”.