Breakfast With Mr. Frog

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Once upon a time in the kingdom of LuMarFin, on a warm and sunny morning, a sweet little girl with blue eyes and blonde hair went for a walk by the pond.  She came upon a friendly green frog as he was preparing his breakfast on a big green lily pad.  

“Good morning Mr. Frog”, she said.

“Good morning, little girl … ribbet, ribbet”, said the frog, “would you like to join me for breakfast?”

“I’d be delighted”, said the little girl, “what are you having?”

“I very much like Cheerios for breakfast”, said Mr. Frog as he poured some into a little bowl.

The little girl smiled and took a cheerio from the bowl and popped it into her mouth.  “Mmmmm”, she said, “it’s good!  But I usually eat my Cheerios with milk; do you have any milk?”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, and he poured some over the Cheerios in the bowl.

The little girl took a little milk in her spoon, and then ate a cheerio and said, “Mmmmm, it’s good but I wonder if we could add some raisins and make it even better.”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, and he sprinkled some raisins into the bowl.

The little girl took a little milk in her spoon, and then ate a cheerio, and then a raisin and said, “Mmmmm, it’s good but I wonder if we could add some banana and make it even better.”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, and he sliced some banana into the bowl.

The little girl took a little milk in her spoon, and then ate a cheerio, and then a raisin, and then a piece of banana and said, “Mmmmm, it’s good but I wonder if we could add some peanuts and make it even better.”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, and he sprinkled some peanuts into the bowl.

The little girl took a little milk in her spoon, and then ate a cheerio, and then a raisin, and then a piece of banana, and then a peanut.  She rubbed her tummy and said, “Mmmmm, it’s good but I wonder if we could add some avocado and make it even better.”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, and he quickly sliced some avocado into the bowl.

The little girl took a little milk in her spoon, and then ate a cheerio, and then a raisin, and then a piece of banana, and then a peanut, and then a piece of avocado and said, “Mmmmm, it’s good but I wonder if we could add some cheese and make it even better.”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, and he sliced some cheese into the bowl.

The little girl took a little milk in her spoon, and then ate a cheerio, and then a raisin, and then a piece of banana, and then a peanut, and then a piece of avocado and then a piece of cheese and she patted her tummy and said, “Mmmmm, it’s good but I wonder if we could add some marshmallows and chocolate chips and make it even better.”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, and he sprinkled some marshmallows and chocolate chips into the bowl.

The little girl took a little milk in her spoon, and then ate a cheerio, and then a raisin, and then a piece of banana, and then a peanut, and then a piece of avocado and then a piece of cheese, and then a marshmallow, and then a chocolate chip and after she burped a little burp, she patted her tummy and said, “Mmmmm, Mr Frog, this is delicious and you are a wonderful chef.  I wonder, if there is one more thing that we could add to make it even better.”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, what would that be?”

The little girl asked, “Do you have any red peppers and dill pickles?”

“Certainly”, said Mr. Frog, as he sliced some red peppers and a dill pickle into the bowl.

The little girl took a little milk in her spoon, and then ate a cheerio, and then a raisin, and then a piece of banana, and then a peanut, and then a piece of avocado and then a piece of cheese and, then a marshmallow, and then a chocolate chip, and then a piece of red pepper and a slice of dill pickle.  And then she yawned, patted her tummy, stretched her arms and said, “My tummy is full and I’m so tired I think I’ll take a short nap.” And she lay down beside the frog and his lily pad and went fast asleep.

Mr. Frog looked at the bowl of Cheerios, and milk, and raisins, and banana, and peanuts, and avocado, and cheese and marshmallows, and chocolate chips and red peppers and dill pickles and suddenly realized that he hadn’t eaten his breakfast yet.  So he ate until the bowl was empty and then he too decided he needed a nap.  He yawned, patted his belly as he lay down and was soon fast asleep beside sweet little girl with blue eyes and blonde hair.

Quietly, this Grampy smiled and got to his feet.  He tenderly caressed the cheek of the sleeping little girl and whispered “I love you Margo … and Jesus loves you too!” and then he turned and left her room, quietly closing the door behind him.