Once upon a time, there were 3 bears who lived in a forest. Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. These 3 bears were perfectly happy with their lives together. No one bothered the 3 bears are asked them any silly questions. The bear family was very thankful for this.
But then one day they decided to have a picnic lunch. So Papa Bear made some honey sandwiches for their outing. Just as they were about to leave the house, who do you think showed up. That's right. Count Goldilocks.
Count Goldilocks was a boy who had so many golden curls even he couldn't count them although he tried. As soon as he saw the 3 bears he said "Aha! Look! That's 1 furry bear. That's 2 furry bears. And there! That's 3 brown furry bears!"
Papa Bear turned to Mama Bear and asked. "Do you know this guy?" "I've never seen him before in my life", Mama Bear answered. Then Baby Bear added. "Aren't we going on a picnic?"
"Picnic? I love picnics", Count Goldilocks explained. "And look! You all have picnic baskets. That's 1 picnic basket. That's 2 picnic baskets. That's 3 wonderful baskets! Why do you have 3 picnic baskets?" "Look", Papa Bear said. "You're right. We do have 3 picnic baskets and we are 3 bears. But we're on our way out so if you wouldn't mind".
But then Count Goldilocks saw the 3 bears 3 chairs. He was so excited he couldn't help himself. "That's 1 chair", Count Goldilocks explained. "That's 2 chairs. That's 3 wonderful wooden chairs! Why do you have 3 wooden chairs?" By now the 3 bears were getting mad. They were also very hungry. Because it was way past their lunchtime. They didn't know what to do.
"Oh look", Count Goldilocks said. "How cute! That's 1 bear bed. That's 2 bear beds. That's 3 bear beds. Why do you have 3 bear beds?"
The bears looked at each other and didn't know what to say. Suddenly Baby Bear shouted. "I get it! We have 3 picnic baskets, and we have 3 wooden chairs, and we have 3 bear beds. They all come in threes because there are 3 of us. We are the 3 bears! Wow!"
Papa Bear and Mama Bear had to agree. Of course they were very pleased that Baby Bear had answered Count Goldilocks question. But more importantly they were delighted to be able to get on with their lunch.