animals lay scattered all over Mindy's bedroom floor. Her mama opened
the door and said, “Mindy, clean up this mess or I'll take all of these
stuffed animals and give them away.”
lifted her head off the pillow. “I am tired, Mama. I'll do it later.”
heard me,” Mama said.
lay in bed for another hour and then she got dressed and ran outside to
play with her friends.
went into Mindy's room and saw that she still hadn't cleaned up her
mess. She grabbed a big plastic bag and filled it with all the stuffed
animals. She put the bag in her car and drove down the street to the
thrift store. She donated all of them to charity.
that day when Mindy came home, she ran to her room to get her ball.
“Where are all my toys? Mama, what did you do with them?”
stood at the door and smiled. “I gave them away just like I said I
would. You didn't clean your room.”
flung herself on her bed and cried. She missed her stuffed animals. A
few minutes later she wiped the tears away and that's when she saw
something brown and furry behind her drawers. “Bunny. Mama missed you.”
she pulled it out and hugged it.
then on Mindy kept Bunny on her bed and not on the floor and when her
mama asked her to do something, she did it.