a day in the life Of a child in colonial times

My name is Joan Clement. I have a mother, a father, and a baby sister named Charlotte. Even though Charlotte is still in her cradle, mother says she is learning to walk. I figured out that mother had made the cradle so that Charlotte would have to stretch her legs, making it easier to walk when she is older. Also, Charlotte can not take care of her clothes, in fact, as I am writing this, she has taken off her bonnet!

My teacher goes by Ms. Barnett in the schoolhouse, but she is also my cousin. Because of this, I know her full name is Fidelity Barnett. She has the nicest attire one could ever dream of. Her bonnet is decorated with lace, and her dress is filled with beautiful ruffles. However, she gives the worst punishments. Yesterday, Richard McPherson spoke while Fideli- I mean, Ms. Barnett was doing her lesson. He had to wear the Dunce Cap all day. It must have been very humiliating for Richard.

I fluffed my pillow and tidied my curtains. I said "good night" to mother, father, and baby Charlotte. I completed my prayers as my eyes shut, only to wake up in the morning.

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