The Soda Pop Kid .

Saturday, April 28, 2012



" Mom I need some soda pop," said Ralph. " Here is my last dollar now go buy some," said Mom.

Ralph left the house late that night. It was probably around eight o'clock when he got on his bicycle to go to the local store.

Ralph quickly ran threw the store to pick up a two litre strawberry soda, and he ran to the cashier , and quickly dished out his one dollar bill on the counter.

The cashier said, " Do you want a bag?"

Ralph said, " Yes thank you . I need a bag. I am going to ride my bicycle ," said Ralph.

Ralph quickly left the local store after his purchase , then got on his bicycle, and peddled like the wind all the way home. When he arrived home he quickly pulled down his kick stand, wrapped his bicycle chain around his front wheel, and then locked his bike to a metal post with his combination lock.

"Is that you Ralph?" yelled his mother .

" It sure is mom, and I want to watch a John Wayne movie," said Ralph.

" Not yet young man , " said his mother , " you have not taken out the trash."

Ralph said, " Ah Shucks mother , why now?"

" Because you have to earn the dollar I gave you . Money does not grow on trees," said his mother.

" Mom ! Can I buy a bar of candy too ? I will buy you one too," said Ralph.

" It is going to cost you son. You will have to wash the car," said his mother.

" You can wash it tomorrow ," said his mother.

" Can I buy the candy now?" asked Ralph.

" You can buy the candy tomorrow when you return from school," said his mother.

" Goodnight mom ," said Ralph.

" Goodnight Ralph,"
said his mother.

The next day Ralph went to school, and when he returned home he went straight to the local store to buy candy , for his mother, and himself . He brought home two large bars, and shared candy with his mother.

His mother said, " You are still going to wash the car, and if you want another strawberry soda you are going to have to wax it."

Ralph bought more soda pop. Eventually he was hired as a bag boy, for the local store. He was grateful because his mother taught him to work , for whatever he wanted. As a responsible young man he gave his mother a portion of his pay check every week to help pay bills. Ralph went to school, and worked.






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Poohgranma 4 years ago from On the edge

A nice story. It's good to let children learn to earn things they want. It gives them a sense of pride and responsibility.


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Phoenix : Thank you for dropping in dear heart. Glad you liked it. God Bless You, and wishing you and Gary a nice Sunday.

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