[Lil' Stevie's mother is sitting at the kitchen table having a cup of tea. Lil' Stevie walks in with a confused look on his face]
Lil’ Stevie: Mama, would a goat make a good Christmas present?
Mama: A goat? Why would anyone want a goat for Christmas?
Lil’ Stevie: When I talked to granddaddy on the phone, he said that he would buy me a goat for Christmas if I come stay with him in North Carolina.
[Stevie’s mother laughs out loud]
Lil’ Stevie: What’s so funny mama?
Mama: Well, what did you say?
Lil’ Stevie: I asked him if I could bring the goat back to Washington D.C. if I changed my mind about staying.
Mama: What did he say?
Lil’ Stevie: He said I could ‘cause DC already has a donkey and an elephant. He said that it was about time for something new like a goat.
Mama: [Smiling] Oh, grandpa went political on you. I guess that it is about time for a new symbol of change in Washington. A goat is a great political symbol because goats get rid of all the trash around your house. Also, a goat can produce plenty of cheese to help the budget. What do you think?
Lil’ Stevie: Political symbol? I don’t know what that means, but I think it would be cool to ride my very own goat to school every day. Plus, I could eat grill cheese sandwiches whenever I want to. Mama, that would be the best Christmas gift in the world!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A Goat for Christmas
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That is sweet. I can picture the whole conversation! I hope you and your loved ones, Have a Very Happy Christmas. And everyone has a safe & Blessed holiday season!
Ha - loved this.
This was nice to read. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas!
I want to wish you and your loved ones a blessed and merry Christman. God bless.
This is adorable! Goats cheese is the best! lol
Have a wonderful Christmas, my dear friend. you and your beautiful wife.
This is so warming, SB.
Enjoy your holiday.
What a gorgeous memory.
We're having a lovely time watching Cricket on tv today - the South Africans are upsetting Australia. Excellent!
Hope you had a very happy Christmas, huggles from down under.
Hey you! ; ) I left you something on my blog. : )
I appreciate all of your comments on this little piece. It's my way of recording some of my memories. My memory is my strength as a writer. It gives me great story ideas. Now, I just have to write them down. The blog has always been a great place to do this.
I hope that all of you who celebrate had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Peace~
This story is so sweet...it shows how innocent children can be...lol, love it. How are you?
Enjoy the rest of the week, stay warm. Some Indian food sounds good right about now and some soothing mint tea.
You mean this really happened?! :-)
Funny story, little Stevie.
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