Andy got a plate from the cupboard and filled it withcookies and then he added a cup of orange juice and a napkin. He walked into his little brothers room, Surprise! These are for you! he said. Thank you, Andres! replied Paul. His face lit up in abig smile. Andry felt happy too, that he could be a blessingto his brother.
Andy! Could you please see what your little brother needs? called Mother. Little Paul had been sick all night with a cough and cold. Mom, Ill be there when Im done playing basketball,answered Andy. He continued dribbling the ball around the court and made another shot through the hoop. Andy, could you please come in, said Mother, I think we need to talk. Andy dropped his ball on the ground and slowly walked into the house. Andy, dont you think that was rather rude of you to just keep on playing when I had asked you to do somethingfor me? I wasnt asking you to do something hard. I just wanted you to check on your brother for me. Yes, mother, Ill try, replied Andy. Andy left the living room and walked into the kitchen. I wonder what should I do to help my little brother? Thats it! Ill bring him some cookies mom just made. That should cheer him up.
His royal highness Prince Freddy lived in a big castle out in the countryside. He was the only child of King Rupert andQueen Beatrix. He had many servants at his command day and night. He could order them about if he wanted to. But he was not just a prince in name alone but a true prince in word and deed. As he walked down the halls in the morning he would greet the maids and servants with a cheery, Good Day! How did you sleep last night?
Prince Freddy thought of those around him when he entered the room. When an older person came into the room, PrinceFreddy would rise from his seat and say: Would you like a seat? Then he would give them his chair. He certainly hadgood manners!
During a State Dinner party he would make sure that all of the tables had just the right amount of food in the serving bowls. Butler, this bowl needs more fruit. He would say.
The King and Queen were very proud of their son, PrinceFreddy. He wasnt like some other young princesses andprinces who only thought of themselves. You see he hadlearned to rule with love and respect. His parents treatedPrince Freddy and everyone else in their Kingdom with alarge amount of love and kindness. His parents loved himvery much and taught him to be kind to others.
Robby ran into the living room and plopped down on the sofa. He stretched out his legs and lay back to watch his favorite TV show. After a few minutes his mother came in carrying his little baby sister, Annie. Robby, do you think you could make room for baby Annieand I to sit too? she asked. Ah Mom, Im so comfy here. Why cant you and Annie sit on a kitchen chair? Now Robby, if you want to grow up and be a gentlemanlike your Dad, you would give Annie and I room to sit too,she said. Im sorry Mom. What do I have to do to be like Dad? Well, to be like your Dad you would be kind and think of others instead of yourself. Like when a girl enters the room you would stand up and give her the best seat. You wouldopen doors for her and say nice things to her and help around the house. I think Id like to try that! said Robby. Do you think wecould start over?
Mom walked out of the room with baby Annie. She waiteda few minutes in the kitchen before entering the livingroom. As she walked into the room, Robby stood up with asweeping bow and said, Good afternoon Mother. Wouldyou like a seat? Now thats what I call a real gentleman! said Mother.
She changed her clothes and fixed her hair. John brushed his teeth and washed his face. Then both children walked back to the breakfast table.Now you children look presentable. Being neat and clean is another way for you to show love and consideration. It makes us all happy when you put forth the effort to look nice. Now Ill drive you both to school so you wont be late for class. said Dad.
Lets Try Again R-i-n-n-n-g---Brrr-R-i-n-n-n-g---Ring! Rang the alarm clock in the hallway.
Sally! John! Time to get up for school! called Dad.Sally rolled over, yawned and looked at the clock. Johndidnt move. He was hoping Dad wouldnt call him again.Sally, John! Youve only got 10 minutes before the buscomes. called Dad again.
Sally popped out of bed, grabbed a few clothes, smoothed down her hair and ran down to the breakfast table. John came straggling in behind her. The two sleepy eyed, mis-matched children tried to gobble down their food. Sally and John, Im very sorry but this is just notacceptable. I want you both to go back upstairs andstart all over again. said Dad.
Sally and John got up from the table and walked back up the stairs. Sally looked in the mirror. Her hair was a mess and her blouse didnt match her skirt. John had his clothes on inside out and he had forgotten to wash his face. I guess Dads right, said Sally.