Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Thanks to the Calgary Football Mom for this one…..

{Actually, thanks to my SIL for emailing this to me , so I can post it here and share it with you!}

Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5 year old girl and some construction workers that makes you believe that we CAN make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time...

A young family moved into a house, next door to a vacant lot. One day a construction crew turned up to start building a houseon the empty lot. The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay envelope containing a couple of dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested that they take the two dollar "pay" she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When they got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with the crew building the house next door to us."

"My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"

The little girl replied, "I will if those assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the f~*&cking sheet rock..."

Kind of brings a tear to the eye.

If only our children remembered half of what the teachers tell them at school we would all be raising geniuses!

Happy Tuesday to you!

And remember, Life's no fun if you live in a bubble!

8 comments:

Brandy said...

LOVE THE JOKE!!!

M.E Ellis said...

And remember, Life's no fun if you live in a bubble!

You are SO funny!

Thanks for making me smile.

Nutty bugger!

:o)

Bailey Stewart said...

Oh that is hysterical! Thanks for the much needed laugh.

spy scribbler said...

ROFLMAO!

rayke said...

Looks like a creepy chia pet...

Funny story. Good stuff.

Michele said...

Happy to hear that Brandy!

M.E. - yep that's me, nutty. *grin*
You're welcome!

Bailey - Awesome, I'm glad.

Spy! Hey there! Glad you found a chuckle here.

Rayke - LOL about the Chia pet.
Thanks for the compliment!

Mailyn said...

The little girl replied, "I will if those assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the f~*&cking sheet rock..."

Baahahahahahahaaaaaa!!!!! Thanks for this. I am so passing it on!

Michele said...

Be my guest, Mailyn - that's how we hear about the fun stuff! Thanks for letting me know you found a few chuckles from it!