Scripture Reference: Numbers 22-24
A lesson in listening to God.
OZZIE – a mischievous little monster
MISS REBECCA – the teacher who sets him straight
(MISS REBECCA is on stage.)
OZZIE: Miss Rebecca! Miss Rebecca! I have a question for you! I have a question for you!
MISS REBECCA: Calm down, Ozzie. What is it?
OZZIE: Tomorrow is my mom's birthday.
MISS REBECCA: That's great.
OZZIE: No, it isn't. I haven't bought her a gift yet, and I need some help.
MISS REBECCA: What do you need?
OZZIE: I need some ideas of what to get her.
MISS REBECCA: Well, you could get her…
OZZIE: Because she's an awesome mom.
MISS REBECCA: Yes, she is, and I bet she'd like…
OZZIE: And I need to get her something really awesome.
MISS REBECCA: Of course. What about…
OZZIE: Not like last year.
MISS REBECCA: What did you get her last year?
OZZIE: A worm.
MISS REBECCA: No, that's not really a mom gift. This year you could get her…
OZZIE: I'd love to get a pet worm for my birthday. That would be sweet.
MISS REBECCA: Yeah, that's really more a little boy gift. A mom gift would be…
OZZIE: They don't like worms or lizards or race cars or even Star Wars stuff for their birthdays.
MISS REBECCA: Mom's are funny that way. Have you thought about…
OZZIE: So this year I want to get her a mom gift that'll make her smile.
MISS REBECCA: That's very thoughtful of you, so you could get her…
OZZIE: Because she's a really awesome mom. Did I mention that?
MISS REBECCA: Yes, you did. (silence)
OZZIE: So do you have any ideas?
MISS REBECCA: I have plenty of ideas.
OZZIE: Well, spill 'em, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: I've been try, but you won't be quiet long enough to listen.
OZZIE: Sorry. In case you haven't noticed, I am a little excitable.
MISS REBECCA: I think we've all noticed.
OZZIE: Oh. (pause) So anyway, I'll be quiet now, so you can tell me your ideas.
MISS REBECCA: I think the best thing you could give her a card.
OZZIE: A card?
MISS REBECCA: Yeah. Make a card with pictures and maybe a poem. Moms love that kinda stuff.
OZZIE: Even more that worms?
MISS REBECCA: A lot more than worms.
OZZIE: Thanks, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: My pleasure, sweetie. All you had to do was slow down and listen to get the answer.
OZZIE: You're right as usual. Well, I'm off to make my mom a card.
MISS REBECCA: I'm sure it'll be a big hit.
OZZIE: Oh, no!
MISS REBECCA: What now?
OZZIE: I almost for about my dad's birthday. (exiting) Mr. Jeff! Mr. Jeff! I have a question for you! I have a question for you!
MISS REBECCA: Ozzie!