Project Mascot

istockphoto-518383678-612x612Here’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: iStock

52 thoughts on “Project Mascot

  1. Barb says:

    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

  2. Jean R. says:

    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.

  3. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    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

  4. cube says:

    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 😉

  5. Jennifer Humphries says:

    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 🙂

  6. Rocks says:

    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!

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