If I had to pick my favorite short story, It would have to be "Charles".
To start, It's a funny story. The events that take place are full of unbelievable moments and they make me laugh out loud. Next, They are totally ironic. The things this kid does are so disrespectful and I can't believe his parents are correcting his grammar. Last, This story has a good setting. This story takes place in the older time.
In conclusion, I think you should read this story but don't ever teach your kids to act like Laurie towards any adults or people. If you do, Good Luck!