While Mikey was on the phone with his friend and lawyer, Tiffany said to her mother, "Can we make an exception just this once? I'm leaving for Florida in a week. I want some spending money."
"You know the rules, you can't have your birthday money until you write thank you notes."
"I will, when I get back. I promise. First day I'm back."
Sheila thought for a minute, then said, "No, that's a bad precedent. Write the notes first. Be grateful for the gift before you get wrapped up in spending it."
Today I will put gratitude first.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
' Other works by Ken Montrose are available at: http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Montrose/e/B001K8MG0S