A Lesson Learned
is a very early Sunday morning when Dave's alarm sounded at eight. Being damp,
chili, and still in a groggy state of mind, Dave yawned to grab his cleanest
dirty shirt. Strutting to the kitchen, he prepared himself a pot of hot coffee.
During the preparation, a pause was instate to listen to the rhythm of a falling
rain on a newly re-shingled roof. Making his way to tune onto some jazz on the
stereo, Dave gazed out the window waiting for the coffee to finish brewing.
Inside the house captured an aroma of coffee brewing that was bought yesterday,
easy listing jazz playing on the stereo, and the sight of pouring rain pounding
on the blacktop sent Dave to a pondering state of mind.
This made him think about the lesson he learned in those growing pain
was one of the five children watching the rain from a picture window while Ma
prepared her famous spaghetti sauce for three hundred people. Ma yelled out from
the kitchen "I have a big
treat waiting here for the best behaved person!” Dave headed to the toy box
and prepared his GI Joe's for war, while the others gathered around the
television set to watch a movie in black and white. Time marched away to a
grilled cheese and a tomato soup lunch.
Going back to the choice corner after lunch to play and continue my killing the bad guys his famous GI Joe war. The movie the others watched ended just in time to tackle that lunch, which was fit for a king. Since, there was nothing for them to do after lunch, they proceeded to misbehaving on this rainy day, feeling very cooped up in a house filled with a sent of spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove. In the middle of Dave's mother-commanding voice to calm her misbehaving kids. I paused what I was doing, to glance out the window because the sudden effort the sun made to shine. Noticing the ground drying and the neighborhood kids gathering up to play, Dave came to realize he is the only prime candidate for that reward. With this in mind, he is able to prime himself leading to this main event of excepting his sweet reward. He knew the reward is something sweet to eat because without fail it always resulted to this.
glance out the window also resulted in seeing the drying of pavement. With water
puddles from the rain loitering the pavement, it is time to bug ma to go outside
to play and inhale my sweet reward. Dave very quickly put things away to play
outside. We all gathered around mom to ask permission to go outside and play.
The answer is happily, “YES!” Now the big moment has arrived where I get to
inhale my sweet reward and make everyone realize it pays sweet to be well
behaved...... In addition, you Dave, mom said, as she reached with both arms to give me a
hug and kiss, “thanks for being good.”
hug and kiss in life's roller coaster ride is the very best reward you can get.
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|The Great Getaway
|Catch and Release
|A Reel Christmas
|Wide Open Spaces
|One More Day
|The Power Of Silver
|A Lesson Learned
|Crawlers by Night
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