The Silver Star

Me: Look at my Big Brave Beautiful Boy rolling around. He seems so happy.

Nell: He is. At Morning Thoughts today David was awarded a silver star.

Me: How wonderful. What did he do?

Nell: Against all odds and contrary to the opinion of almost everybody David carried a bacon sandwich upstairs to Harriet.

Me: That’s amazing. Surely it deserves a gold star, Nell.

Nell: Unfortunately the sandwich did not arrive untouched.

Me: Well, it can’t be untouched if it was being carried. Harriet doesn’t mind.

Nell: A portion of the sandwich was eaten by mistake.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: But it was not more than a large bite and bacon was still in there.

Me: It was ever such a difficult task.

Nell: Yes, I know it was but David asked to be allowed to try. How can you ever learn if you don’t try?

Me: True.

Nell: How can you ever improve if you don’t challenge yourself?

Me: Yes.

Nell: And that is why Poppy is making bacon sandwiches again this morning.

Me: I see.

Nell: David is upping his game.

Me: What do you mean?

Nell: He is going to attempt to win a gold star.

Me: How is he going to do that I wonder?

Nell: By preparing very carefully. He is allowed two bacon sandwiches for breakfast so that his tummy is full.

Me: It’s never full, Nell. But now I know why he is so happy.

Nell: This time the sandwich will have to be carried out to The Barn and it will not be just one but a whole plate of sandwiches.

Me: That’s ever so difficult.

Nell: The larger animals need breakfast.

Me: I think this might be a sandwich too far.

Nell: Have faith. David can do this.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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