©2005 Mike Competillo
(Butch and Spike enter first, then Buddy)
Butch:†† Hi Spike, Howís it goiní?
Spike: Ah... Iím a little upset since mom said dinner wonít be ready for another half-hour or so. Iím hungry!
Butch:†† I know the feeling.
Buddy:† (enters) Hi guys.
Butch:†† Hi Buddy.
Spike: (groans) Ummm.
Buddy:† Whatís going on today?
Butch:†† Oh, Spike is a little a hungry.
Buddy:† Oh. Hey Spike, is your mom a good cook?
Spike: Oh yeah! Sheís a great cook!
Buddy: So, ah... do you give your mom enough time?
Spike: Time for what?
Buddy:† The time it takes to make such good food. You see Spike; you canít always get things instantly. Good things take time to prepare.
Spike: Well, we have a microwave!
Butch:†† Is it like writing a good essay for school?
Buddy:† Just like writing a good essay! Thatís a good example, Butch. It takes time to think about the things to write down, and to put them in the proper order.
Spike: Oh, I see. Thatís what gets you good grades.
Buddy:† Do you feel good when your teacher gives you a good grade on your work?
Spike: You betcha! It... makes me feel like the teacher appreciates the effort I took to do a good job.
Butch:†† So itís the good things in life that usually takes a little more time.
Buddy:† Guys, Motherís Day is a time set aside for us to let our mothers know how much we appreciate them.
Butch:†† What does appreciate mean?
Buddy:† That means showing a person how much you care about him or her, or how thankful you are.
Spike: What are some ways we can do that for our mothers, Buddy?
Buddy:† Well, one thing youíve done already that is probably one of the most important things.
Butch:†† Whatís that?
Buddy:† You came to church with her.
Butch:†† No way! Thatís one of the most important things to moms?
Buddy:† It sure is.
Spike: I wouldnít have thought so.
Buddy:† Momís love to go to church with her children sitting close by.
Butch:†† I wouldnít have ever guessed that.
Buddy:† Did you ever see little ducklings following their mother duck around?
Spike: Ah huh!
Buddy:† Well, itís kinda like that.
Butch:†† What else Buddy?
Spike: Moms like flowers, donít they?
Butch:†† Yeah, but I got yelled at once for pulling flowers out of the garden. They want the kind you have to buy in the store.
Spike: Yeah, and that takes money.
Buddy:† Or, maybe you can make a card telling her how much you love her and appreciate her for all the things she does for you, that takes so much of her time.
Butch:†† Thatís a great idea! Iím going to go get started.
Spike: Me too!
Buddy:† Hey guys, before you go, remember to bring your barrels next week to show your appreciation for the missionaries, and remember to pray for them too.
Butch:†† Okay Buddy! See ya later!
Spike: Bye Buddy!
Buddy:† Bye, bye guys. And bye, bye boys and girls!