CARRIE: We’ve been having lots of fun making friends haven’t we Taz?
TAZ: Yes I’ve met some nice friends at nursery.
CARRIE: Me too! My friends at school have been really nice.
TAZ: Having friends is really good. But sometimes it’s hard to let them play with my toys for too long.
CARRIE: Remember you have to learn to share Taz!
TAZ: Yes I know. I don’t mind sharing really. It means I get to play with my friends’ toys too. And some of them have really good toys.
CARRIE: I let my friends play with my dollies. We play with our dollies together. It’s lots of fun.
TAZ: Yes I like playing with my friends. It’s more fun than being just on my own.
CARRIE: I think having friends is one of the best things about going to school.
TAZ: Yes me too! I get really excited to see my friends at nursery.
CARRIE: I even got invited to one of my friend’s birthday parties.
TAZ: Yes, you got to wear your pretty party dress too.
CARRIE: I felt like a princess. It was so sparkly and twinkly
TAZ: I wish I could have gone too. But thanks for giving me some of your birthday cake.
CARRIE: Yes I got a party bag with some nice things inside.
TAZ: But you didn’t stay very long did you Carrie?
CARRIE: No Taz, that’s right. Mummy came along with me too.
TAZ: But you had a nice time with your new friends?
CARRIE: Yes I did have a very nice time but it was very noisy and there were lots of children there so it felt a bit too busy for me.
TAZ: You played some games though didn’t you?
CARRIE: Yes we played some fun games like musical statues and pin the tail on the donkey.
TAZ: Wow that sounds like fun. I hope I get invited to a party soon.
CARRIE: I’m sure you will Taz.
TAZ: Yes Mummy and Daddy said I can wear my dragon costume if I go to a party.
CARRIE: But it might not be a dress-up party!
TAZ: Oh. I thought every party was a dressing-up party.
CARRIE: Well you’ll have to wait and see. I think at parties everyone wears their best clothes. Like the girls wear their prettiest dresses and the boys wear their smartest tops and trousers.
TAZ: Oh well I just hope I get a party invite.
CARRIE: Don’t worry Taz, you will.
TAZ: I just like playing with my friends so much!
CARRIE: But you like being at home with me and Mummy and Daddy too don’t you Taz?
TAZ: Yes I like it a lot. It’s like we’re a proper family.
CARRIE: Yes we are Taz. We’ve very very lucky.
TAZ: Yes we’ve also had our first Christmas together too.
CARRIE: Yes, it was the best ever!
TAZ: We had so much yummy food to eat and there were so many presents! Santa even came down the chimney!
CARRIE: But we’ll tell you about that next time.
TAZ: Yes, it was the most magical Christmas ever!