Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Moments with Joey - The Greatest Gift

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SCENE 1, EXTERIOR. MORNING, 5th GRADE DOOR. The teacher is picking up his class from outside. As the students file past him and walk down the hallway, one fifth-grade boy pauses for a minute.

JOEY: Mr. Z, I was just wondering; what do you want for Christmas?

TEACHER: I don’t need anything, Joey, but thank you.

JOEY: No, I mean it; what do you really want?

TEACHER: I just want you to be the best you that you can be, Joey. That would be the greatest gift you could ever give me.

[Pause].

JOEY: But I want to buy you something Mr. Z.

TEACHER: Joey, really, I don’t need you to buy me anything.

[The boy gives a sly look and gives a knowing look].

JOEY: What if I told you I have eight dollars?

TEACHER: Then I’d tell you to save it.

[Pause].

JOEY: But what could I give you for Christmas then?

TEACHER: Like I already said…just do your best. That’s the best present you could ever give me.

[The boy pauses and thinks for a second. A moment later his face bursts into a smile].

JOEY: I think I’ll wear a bow on my head when I come to school tomorrow. I’m going to be the best present you’ve ever gotten.

[The boy grins as he continues to the classroom].

TEACHER: [Spoken quietly]. Don’t worry, Joey, you already are.

Fade to black.

9 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

The sweetness is just oozing out of Joey, huh? lol...wonder if he has something up his sleeve?

Mamma has spoken said...

Sorry but can't help seeing a bow stuck in his hair. And when he goes to pull it out of his hair, it will take so much hair with it that all you'll hear is him whining about how much it hurts. Then you'll wish you had said you wanted ear plugs for Christmas ;o)

Joan said...

We are so blessed to do what we do. We get "gift" every single day.

Joan said...

That would be "gifts".

tammy said...

I really hope he wears a bow today.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Perhaps the Joey picture needs to have a bow on his head.

Karen Peterson said...

What a sweet boy. I really hope he never loses that.

Connie said...

If we all wore a bow on our heads we would be reminded to be the best we can be.

Hope he actually wore it.

Richard & Natalie said...

Hey now, I bet $8 bucks could buy a pretty snazzy tie or enough PEEPs to make even me sick. ;)
I want to know if he really came with a bow on his head?
You have some really sweet Joeys this year.

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