ĎIíM SO PROUDí
©2010 ELAINE SELTZER
Edited by Mike
around, talking to himself) Boy oh boy! Iím doiní
really good today!
BUTCH---Hi Spike, Why
are you talking to yourself?
if you had the day I had youíd be talking and dancing too!
BUTCH---Oh really, what
are you talking about?
first thing that happened was I got a 100 on my English test.
great.† But did something else happen?
SPIKEóIt sure did. I was really great on the baseball field too. I
hit the winning ball and brought in 2 runs. That won the game. All because of
great, Spike. That does sound exciting!
SPIKE--- You bet it
was. Everyone was cheering just for me, me, ME! It was
BUTCH--- But Spike werenít there other players on the team too.
but Iím the only one who made the winning hit on the team.† But thatís not all! Just wait till you hear
BUTCH---Spike, you sure
are excited, but donít you think that youíre bragging just a little too much?
SPIKE---NO I DONíT.
BUTCH--- And I bet you
werenít the only one to get 100 on the test.
SPIKE--- Well, maybe
not, but who cares. Besides, you havenít heard everything yet.
BUTCH--- What now,
SPIKE--- I tried out
for the play and I got a major part. That was just great. So I think that I
have every right to brag.
BUTCH--- I think itís
exciting that all those great things happened to you. But Spike, do you
remember the lesson we had in Sunday school about what the bible says about
SPIKE--- Was there a
parade in the bible?
BUTCH--- Spike, I didnít
maybe you want to have a parade for me down Main Street. (laughs)
BUTCH--- No, Spike. I said pride, not
parade. Werenít you listening in Sunday School?
SPIKE---No I guess I
wasnít paying attention. A lot of those things were for people back in the old
BUTCHóSpike the bible is
for everyone all the time.† The Bible
says that if you brag about yourself all the time, something will happen to you
that will make you feel bad.
SPIKE--- Why would
that happen to me? I am just telling
the truth. (very stately)
BUTCH---Yes Spike, you
are telling the truth. But youíre bragging and that makes it wrong. There were
other people on the team that helped win the game as well as you. And Iím sure
you know that there were other kids in English that got 100 as well as you.
SPIKE--- Well, so
what! Why are you trying to put me down because of it?
BUTCH--- Iím not trying
to put you down. Itís okay for people to praise you for the things you do. But
youíre suppose to be a little more quiet about it
SPIKE--- Says who?
BUTCH--- Says God! (pause) (quieter) No one likes
someone who brags about himself all the time. Besides that, did you ever stop
to think that maybe you should have given Jesus some of the thanks for helping
you do all those things?
BUTCH--- Maybe you
should think about that a little. Well Spike, Iím happy that you had such great
day. I have to go now. See you later. (exits)
SPIKE----Hmm, Gee, I
guess that I did brag a little too much and I never thought about Jesus. I
guess I had better ask him to forgive me for bragging so much. I guess Iíll ask Mom to pray with me (calling
out as he leaves) MOMMY... (exits)