In case anyone else hasn’t seen this, here’s a cute video to start the day.
You could use:
wanted to ski
it was cold
got bored (that’s what the little kids said about the crow when he stopped)
. . . but I’d love to hear what stories others could come up with. I’m a little brain-dead after three days off!!
Jenny Kelly’s Video collection
Not all the links are active, and many are in Spanish and French, but it’s still got a lot of good options.