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.
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52 thoughts on “Project Mascot”
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
They are sponges indeed. 🙂
Haa! Proof she really was working with a construction crew! 🙂
And I cleaned up one of those words a lot. 🙂
Even funnier!!! lolol
I don't want an 'x' rated blog. 🙂
I think Barb's comment was spot on heheh!
Have a quiptastic day Sandee :-h
It sure is Steve. 🙂
Well, getting the lingo is the first step when learning a new trade. 😉
Yes, it's important to be able to communicate properly. 🙂
We are back! This was sooooo funny and didn't expect the ending!
Glad you're back. I've missed you two. 🙂
Yep, that little gal is going places. 🙂
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.
I've been getting a lot of good stuff from my blogging buddies of late. 🙂
Here I thought this was going to be some sappy, unrealistic story, so that end caught me by surprise. I laughed. Thanks.
Sometimes I do sappy, but not very often. 🙂
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.
She's holding her on with those constructions workers isn't she. 🙂
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 😉
My dad war pretty good with the colorful language too. I guess that's where I got it. 🙂
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 🙂
I just couldn't post that last swearword. It changes it a bit, but everyone seems to get the idea. 🙂
Thanks Joe. 🙂
Like the time The Family Circus' youngest child, PJ, learned a new word from the plumber! Heeheehee!
Yes, exactly like that. 🙂
This isn't believable. "Darned drywall"?
I should have used flipping, but I didn't think of it. 🙂
She knows those same guys at Home Depot that I do. c-)
I'm sure she does Odie. 🙂
MOL! She certainly paid attention while on the job!
Happy Tortie Tuesday Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!
Yes she did. Scritches to the babies. 🙂
Kids learn quick. Wasn't expecting that.
Yes they do and they rarely disappoint 🙂
Home Depot is still better than Lowes around here.
Hubby like Home Depot better too. Their staff will at least help you. 🙂
Too funny. That is one cute little girl. Love the story. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a wonderful day.
On cute little girl with colorful language. 🙂
LOL, She learns quick.
She sure does Ann. 🙂
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…
They sure do, and they won't remember the good stuff you say, only the bad. 🙂
Truly laughing out loud! Have a happy smiley day!
My son embarrassed me so many times I lost count. 🙂
Uh-oh..that is why we should all be careful with what we say in front of li'l kids 🙂 They picked up everything and they picked up well.
Happy Day my dear!
Yes they do Rocks. And they will repeat them often. 🙂
Yup, she's a real team member now! Lol
She sure is. Bless her heart. 🙂
I guess she was one of the crew.
Well, she sure learned the lingo very quickly. 🙂