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Pay Me To Do Chores!- An Inspirational Short Story

Updated on March 18, 2012
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“Pick up that trash, toss it in the trash container, wipe the counter, and broom that floor,” said Momma. “Awe mom, I don’t want too!” Jewel whined while she stomp her feet. “Jewel stop whining, you have to help mommy so we can get things done faster!” said Momma.

“Momma!!!” cried Jewel.

Jewel than picks up the trash and tossed it in the trash container; frowning. She went back inside and wipes the counter and brooms the floor “ping ping...bang bang...pow pow!” the sound of her cleaning were heard across the room.

After Jewel broom the floor, momma ask Jewel to pick up her toys, fix her bed, and take the basket of her dirty clothe to the laundry room.

Tired, frustrated, and angry at her mother Jewel angrily murmured to herself, “Urgh!! I hate my life! Why do I have to do this stupid work! Stupid stupid stupid!!!” cried Jewel hitting her bed with her fist. “What’s that I heard Jewel?” asked Momma. “Nothing mom, I’m cleaning!” Jewel excused.

After Jewel finish picking up her toys and fixing her bed, Jewel than took her dirty clothe to the laundry room. Rushing back up to her bedroom, Jewel grabs a piece of paper and wrote:

"Dear Momma,

For all the chores I’ve done:

Pick up the trash- .50 cent

Toss it in the trash container- .25

Wipe the counter- $3.00

Broom the floor- $5.00

Picking up my toys- $1.00

Fixing the bed- $1.25 cent

Take my dirty laundry to the basement- $2.00

Total that you owe me is: $13.00 DUE TODAY"

Jewel than gave it to her mom. Her mom read and she glance at her daughter. She grabs the pencil and wrote:

"For nine month I carried you while you were growing:

No charge

After giving birth to you

No charge

For all the night and days I watched/ cared/ bathe you

No charge

For all the shelter, toys, clothes, and food

No charge

For all the worries and prayer

No charge

For all the tears you’ve cause through the years

No Charge

For all the love I’ve given you

No Charge

Total cost:

No Charge"

Momma than gave it to her daughter to read. When Jewel read what her mother wrote, Jewel eyes became watery and said, “Momma! I love you!” Jewel than wrote in big letter: PAID! She hug her mother endlessly and said, “Mom, you’re the best! Thank you for all you have done for me!”

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    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      5 years ago from California, USA

      Hi liesl5858, yes and thank you very much! :)

    • liesl5858 profile image

      Linda Bryen 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow it's a very good story to tell to some of the youngsters today who are taking it easy while their parents work hard. Well done Chanroth.

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      mitch 

      5 years ago

      oh!that's really a wonderful story. i hope i can get more copies like this so i can share it with them.

    • revengadown profile image

      revengadown 

      6 years ago

      i published some others,hope they will be accepted

    • revengadown profile image

      revengadown 

      6 years ago

      the ADM took them of ,they said are sort of erotic ;i thinking of deleting this website,it didnt meet my creativity

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Ok, I went to your profile and I did not find any of your recent published story. I am assuming that your fixing it. I hope you'll republish it so I can read it and other fellow hubbers get to read them too. :)

    • revengadown profile image

      revengadown 

      6 years ago

      i start to publish some of my old stories

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Anytime! Your most welcome! :)

    • revengadown profile image

      revengadown 

      6 years ago

      thnx a lot for the help

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      I will! Thank you! :)

    • revengadown profile image

      revengadown 

      6 years ago

      i just published a story called until the last flower dies it was written 2 years ago,hope you enjoy it ^^

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi revengadown, I just replied to your email, more questions, I'll be happy to help! :) Yes, I do have other stories somewhere. lol...I hope you could start publishing and I get to read some of yours. ^_^ Thanks. TTY through email! :)

    • revengadown profile image

      revengadown 

      6 years ago

      just keep going do u have other amazing stories?i have some attempts but not sure if they r good or not and one problem i dunno how to put them here hehe

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi Revengadown, your very welcome and thank you once again! Its a bless to have children enjoying this and I hope they continue to excel in their reading comprehension. :)

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      revengadown 

      6 years ago

      really thnx a lot ,my students were so amazed and happy,they liked it so much thnx once again

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi dilipchandra12, thank you! :)

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      Dilip Chandra 

      6 years ago from India

      Its a cute read, well written chanroth.

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi revengadown, I'm glad I could do to help! It is A-okay! Print it and share it to your student as much as you want because for the children, it means so much to me! ^_^ Thank you!

      Chanroth

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      revengadown 

      6 years ago

      it s a very amazing story,i like it keep going i was looking for a textto use it as a comprehension reading test for my students and here we go what a found eurika lol dont worry copy right r kept i ll put ur name at th end of the text thnks a lot

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi Gypsy, thank you very much for reading and commenting! ^_^.

      Chanroth

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A very lovely story. Children must be taught to help out around the house. Keep up the good work. I think you have talent in story telling.

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi Deborah, thank you! I actually had it published in a book. I have people request me writing moral fable. The book is actually available now...my friend whose a teacher is getting a few and I hope it inspire the kids in a certain way. ^_^ Thank you! :)

      Chanroth

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      what a wonderful story and I wish all our young people could read this and think about it.

      I am sharing this on Facebook..

      Voted up and sharing

    • chanroth profile imageAUTHOR

      chanroth 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi dipsmi and Docmo, thank you both very much! I remember I use to hate helping mom around the house and dad raking piles of leaves...but I learn a lot from them. Both women and men house job. Its amazing how I knew how hard working it was when I was a kid and its great to pass it on to our children. Thank you for reading, voting, and commenting. I appreciate it!

      Chanroth

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      Ah a modern moral fable. Well said! Many parents will empathise with this little nugget! Voted up.

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      dipsmi 

      6 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      lovely story...as a child I hated helping my mother doing household chores whenever he maid did not come. Today I thank her for helping me to be able to do household chores.

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