Project Mascot

Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 4-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house next to a vacant lot. One day a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot. The young family’s 4-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of them “gems-in-the-rough,” more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her a few little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars.

The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her 10 dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank the next day to start a savings account. When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied, “I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.”

“Oh my goodness gracious,” said the teller, “and will you be working on the house again this week, too?”

The little girl replied, “I will, if those assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the darned drywall.

Hat tip: Linda W.
Image Credit: Play Android

  52 comments for “Project Mascot

  1. April 28, 2015 at 2:34 am

    oops. Kids are like sponges. Be careful what you spill because they will pick it all up.

    Have yourself a funtabulous day, hon! big hugs xoxo

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      They are sponges indeed. πŸ™‚

  2. April 28, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Haa! Proof she really was working with a construction crew! πŸ™‚

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      And I cleaned up one of those words a lot. πŸ™‚

    • April 29, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Even funnier!!! lolol

    • April 29, 2015 at 10:05 am

      I don't want an 'x' rated blog. πŸ™‚

  3. April 28, 2015 at 3:31 am

    I think Barb's comment was spot on heheh!

    Have a quiptastic day Sandee :-h

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      It sure is Steve. πŸ™‚

  4. April 28, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Well, getting the lingo is the first step when learning a new trade. πŸ˜‰

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Yes, it's important to be able to communicate properly. πŸ™‚

    • April 29, 2015 at 10:16 am

      We are back! This was sooooo funny and didn't expect the ending!
      Bwahahahahahahaha. LOL

    • April 29, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Glad you're back. I've missed you two. πŸ™‚

  5. April 28, 2015 at 5:34 am

    lol! xoxo

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Yep, that little gal is going places. πŸ™‚

  6. April 28, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Oh, my gosh, another one that made me laugh out loud. I love your blog first thing in the morning but I have learned not to have coffee in my mouth as I read.

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      I've been getting a lot of good stuff from my blogging buddies of late. πŸ™‚

  7. April 28, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Here I thought this was going to be some sappy, unrealistic story, so that end caught me by surprise. I laughed. Thanks.

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Sometimes I do sappy, but not very often. πŸ™‚

  8. April 28, 2015 at 6:11 am

    They should make that little girl the foreman of the construction crew. "Those assholes at Home Depot " should be worried. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have an excited Tuesday Sandee and be careful of 4 year old girls. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      She's holding her on with those constructions workers isn't she. πŸ™‚

  9. April 28, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Lol. Having been married to a contractor for almost 33 years, I am well versed in their colorful language and so are our girls. You'd think they were in the Navy πŸ˜‰

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      My dad war pretty good with the colorful language too. I guess that's where I got it. πŸ™‚

  10. April 28, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Oh my goodness that is too funny! I just told it to my kids as they were eating breakfast as well, with a $%$%% for the swear word and they about busted up a gut too. Funny stuff my friend! Thanks for starting our day off with a laugh πŸ™‚

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      I just couldn't post that last swearword. It changes it a bit, but everyone seems to get the idea. πŸ™‚

  11. April 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Love it!

  12. April 28, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Like the time The Family Circus' youngest child, PJ, learned a new word from the plumber! Heeheehee!

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Yes, exactly like that. πŸ™‚

  13. April 28, 2015 at 9:05 am

    This isn't believable. "Darned drywall"?

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      I should have used flipping, but I didn't think of it. πŸ™‚

  14. April 28, 2015 at 9:28 am

    She knows those same guys at Home Depot that I do. c-)

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      I'm sure she does Odie. πŸ™‚

  15. April 28, 2015 at 9:49 am

    MOL! She certainly paid attention while on the job!

    Happy Tortie Tuesday Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Yes she did. Scritches to the babies. πŸ™‚

  16. April 28, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Kids learn quick. Wasn't expecting that.

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Yes they do and they rarely disappoint πŸ™‚

  17. April 28, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Home Depot is still better than Lowes around here.

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Hubby like Home Depot better too. Their staff will at least help you. πŸ™‚

  18. April 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Too funny. That is one cute little girl. Love the story. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a wonderful day.

    • April 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      On cute little girl with colorful language. πŸ™‚

  19. April 28, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    LOL, She learns quick.

    • April 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      She sure does Ann. πŸ™‚

  20. April 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Oh my gravy! Little ears pick up everything we don't want them to hear. Good one.

    Big hugs from chilly…still…nawth jawjah, honey…

    • April 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      They sure do, and they won't remember the good stuff you say, only the bad. πŸ™‚

  21. April 28, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Truly laughing out loud! Have a happy smiley day!

    • April 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      My son embarrassed me so many times I lost count. πŸ™‚

  22. April 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Uh-oh..that is why we should all be careful with what we say in front of li'l kids πŸ™‚ They picked up everything and they picked up well.

    Happy Day my dear!

    • April 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Yes they do Rocks. And they will repeat them often. πŸ™‚

  23. April 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Yup, she's a real team member now! Lol

    • April 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

      She sure is. Bless her heart. πŸ™‚

  24. April 29, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I guess she was one of the crew.

    • April 30, 2015 at 6:51 am

      Well, she sure learned the lingo very quickly. πŸ™‚

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