Ace’s New Computer Today was Ace’s birthday! For his birthday, he got a new blue laptop. Ace was so excited. He couldn’t wait to play on it! Ace's New Computer 2 He also got a new game for his computer, too! As soon as he got it, he ran into his room and turned it on. He played and played for 3 whole hours, until it was dinnertime. Ace's New Computer 3 He was ravenous at the dinner table. He was trying to hurry and get through eating so he could go play his new game some more! Ace's New Computer “Slow down! You’re going to get sick!” said Ace’s mom. Ace listened and slowed down, but still ate fast. 4 Ace's New Computer 5 When Ace was done, he left the table without asking and ran back into his room. His mother was mad, but didn’t try to stop him since it was his birthday. Ace's New Computer He played until it was almost midnight on his new computer, until his mother came in. 6 Ace's New Computer “Ace, what are you doing up! I know you love your gift but it is time to go to bed! Now, get some sleep!” said his mom. “Yes, Ma'am,” said Ace in a very sad tone. 7 Ace's New Computer The next morning Ace got up and went to school. But as soon as he got home, instead of doing his homework, he played on his computer. 8 Ace's New Computer When Ace’s mother got home, she made Ace get off the computer and do all of his homework. Ace complained, but his mother said schoolwork always comes first. 9 Ace's New Computer 10 When Ace was through with his homework, it was already dinnertime. Ace ate slowly this time, though. But as soon as he was done, he ran to his room without asking, again. Ace's New Computer “I wish that boy could put that computer down for a little while!” said Ace’s mom to Ace’s dad. “He’ll be fine,” said Ace’s dad. 11 Ace's New Computer 12 Ace did the same thing again that night! He played on the computer till 3:00, until his mother came in and took it away from him. Ace's New Computer "You’ll get this back whenever you learn to be more responsible,” said his mom. “But, Mom, that isn’t fair!” said Ace. “You have to be more responsible, Ace! Now get some sleep!” said Ace’s mom. 13 Ace's New Computer The next morning Ace awoke. He made his bed and picked up his toys. He took care of his baby brother while his mom cooked. He came home and did his homework right after school. 14 Ace's New Computer 15 He started acting more responsibly every day. Ace even started making straight A’s on his tests! His mother was very impressed. Ace's New Computer 16 Three weeks later, she gave Ace back his computer and even bought Ace a brand new game! Ace's New Computer 17 Ace was so exited, but he waited until his mother said he could play it. He also had to be excused from the dinner table, and he had to go to bed early. Ace's New Computer 18 Ace got better and better at being responsible and mature. Ace and his family were very proud!