The kids were playing and they were having so
much fun, it was hot and the cold water from the hose felt so good.
Billy wanted to be in charge. "Let me have the hose now," he
called out loud and clear and the kids all laughed. They were spraying
each other and screaming and laughing. Tommy wanted to play but he was
to small, they always told him to run along and when he got bigger he could
come back and play. "Here", Billy said, "wanna drink of
water?" and placed it in Little Tommy's mouth and then let it go. He
laughed so hard, it went all over Tommy. The only problem was Tommy
had his good clothes on and didn't want to get wet. Tommy began to cry
and all the kids gathered around him. "We are sorry" they
all said at once. Billy felt really bad, he walked Tommy home and
explained to his Mom what had happen and said he was sorry.
Poor little Tommy was just to small to play
with the big kids. He didn't mean to cry but the water hurt his mouth
and got him all wet. Tommy set out to do something big so the kids would let
him play with them. He wasn't really sure about what he could do, but
he knew it had to be important so they would know he is bigger on the inside
than he is on the outside. He always told his Mom that, but she would
say "Tommy you're too little," and he would say "but I am
bigger on the inside," and she would hug him and laugh.
Little Suzy was going to the store and she
dropped her quarter and it fell in the drain. She couldn't get it, her
arm was to big and she was crying. Tommy said "what's the
matter" and she said "I dropped my money and I can't get it,
my arm's too big. So Tommy reached into the crack and got her quarter.
"Oh thank you," she said and ran down the street.
Poor Tommy just kept walking and looking for
something to do, all of a sudden he saw Mrs. Jones, she was pulling her
little baby in a wagon and she was all bent over. Tommy said,
"Mrs. Jones do you want me to pull the baby? I am shorter and it won't
hurt my back". "Oh thank you so much Tommy" she said.
Then as they got to the house Tommy gave her the wagon back and went on down
the street looking for something good to do.
He saw a little girl and she was crying,
he said, "what's the matter?" and she said, "my kitten is up
in the tree." Tommy said, "I can get it for you, I am small
and I can climb up there," so he did and he handed her the little
kitten, she said "Thank you" and took off just smiling.
Poor Tommy, he was still looking for something
good to do. Then he heard a puppy whining and he looked all over for
it and then he saw it stuck under a very small bush and his little leg was
caught and people were walking by, they couldn't see the little puppy,
but Tommy did. He reached down and got the bush loose from the little
puppy and it just licked him in the face. He smiled and thought 'I
know I am small and I can't do much but this is so wonderful to have a
little puppy for a friend'. He played and played with the puppy and
then he knew he had to go home. He walked very slowly so the little
puppy could follow him home.
As he got closer he noticed a lot of people at
his house. When he went in there it was a big beautiful cake and on
the top it said "Thank You Tommy". Everyone gathered around
and told his Mom all the things he had done for them. Suzy and her
quarter, Mrs. Jones and the baby in the wagon, their little girl and the
kitten, and most of all the little puppy he saved from the bush that was
licking on his hand.
You see, Little Tommy was big on the outside.
From then on the other kids let him play with them and they watched
over him and protected him.
There is a picture of Tommy and his
"Thank You cake" in Amanda's Photo Album Page
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