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Run to Your Mother
Alex Addison

"Ouch!" screamed an 8-year-old girl from the play set in her backyard. "I scratched my knee!" She immediately started to cry. She ran into the house looking for help. But who to go to? Then she knew, "Dad," he was the one.

"Daddy! Daddy!" she screamed as she ran into the house. "I need your help!" Then she saw him in the living room where he was watching football. But he could make time for her. "Daddy, my knee is scratched!"

"Oh, that's all. I thought something was wrong," he replied. "Go and tell your brother, he'll help you."

"OK. I'll go get him," she replied. So she ran off to her brother's room.

"Scott!" the little girl yelled. " I need you!"

"I am in here!" a voice yelled back. "In my room!"

The little girl ran into her older brother's room. "Scott! I need a band-aid! Can you help me?"

"Why do you bother me with things like that? I'm playing video games!" he said in a very irritated voice. "I don't care!" he slammed the door in her face.

The little girl was almost to tears! When she ran into her room she saw her mother. She was vacuuming and dusting at the same time! The little girl knew if her dad wouldn't help because he was watching football and her brother wouldn't help because of video games then her mom wouldn't help if she was doing two things at once. Then, she heard her mother say "Alex are you alright?" The little girl could not help but start to cry in her mother's arms. She told her about what happened when she went to Scott and her dad.

"Oh, honey," she said" I will always have time for you. No matter what. I am your mother and I love you."

Her mother went into the kitchen and brought back a bandage and a popsicle. This made the little girl feel so much better. She gave her mother a kiss and then went back outside to her play set knowing that she could always count on her mother.

Thank you Mama...