The little girl said to him: “Red Squirrel, you don’t have to work, do you? You may just play and eat nuts from morning till night. Isn’t that all?”                                                                                                                                                                                       “’Not work!’ chattered the Red Squirrel. ‘Why, I am working now, and I worked all day yesterday, and all of the day before. I have a family living in the old oak tree, and I must store away nuts for the winter. I have no time to stop and play.”’ The little girl’s mother wants the little girl to work, but the little girl doesn’t want to work instead she wants to find someone to play with her. But they all refuse the little girl and states that they have work to do. If you avoid working or tries to be lazy, then you will not be able to reach anything.


In the book “The Little Girl Who Would Not Work” by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, an elementary school principal. The author believes that if you avoid work or try to be lazy, you will not reach anything. At the start of the story, the little girl’s mom wanted her to work but the little girl only wanted to play: “Oh, mother, I do not like to work. Please let me go to the woods and play just a little while before I do my tasks” (Bailey 3). This shows that the little girl does not want to work and tries to avoid working by playing in the woods. One connection to myself is when my mom wants me to help her do some work like doing dishes, I always would find an excuse to not do the work. As the story continues, the little girl asks the ant to play with her, but the ant said, “’ Oh, no, I couldn’t stop to play. Once someone stepped upon our house and crushed it.” […] “We Ants thought we would go and hunt for a ready-made house, but we travelled a very long way, and we were not able to find a house ready-made, and we were obliged to come home and build” (Bailey 11).  This shows that even if you were working, but if you are being lazy your entire progress might be destroyed, and other people’s work might also be destroyed because of your laziness. I have a connection to myself, when I was working in a group, I was being lazy and didn’t want to work and because of my laziness, it caused my entire group to have a bad grade. Overall, if you try to avoid work or try to be lazy, you will not be able to reach anything.