A lesson about thankfulness.
D.B. – a good albeit not very bright bunny
MISS REBECCA – the teacher who sets him straight
(D.B. enters but does not speak. He is obviously in a bad mood.)
MISS REBECCA: Hey, D.B.
D.B.: Oh, hi, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: You don’t seem to be in a very good mood, sweetie. What’s wrong?
D.B.: My mamma wants me to write my gramma a thank you note for my Christmas present.
MISS REBECCA: That sounds like a very nice thing to do. What’s the problem?
D.B.: I am not thankful for my Christmas present.
MISS REBECCA: That’s not a very nice thing to say.
D.B.: But it is true.
MISS REBECCA: What’s wrong with your Christmas present?
D.B.: She bought me socks.
MISS REBECCA: Socks can be a good present.
D.B.: But I am a puppet, and I do not have any feet.
MISS REBECCA: Well, there is that. Maybe you could wear them as ear warmers.
D.B.: They are TOE socks. (produces socks in question)
MISS REBECCA: Ah. Well, you should still be thankful that your gramma loves you enough to buy you a present.
D.B.: You sound like my mamma.
MISS REBECCA: She must be a very wise woman.
D.B.: She is, but she is wrong this time.
MISS REBECCA: Maybe you’re right.
MISS REBECCA: Why write a thank you note for a crumby gift?
MISS REBECCA: Sounds like your gramma is a very mean, uncaring grandmother.
D.B.: Wait a minute…
MISS REBECCA: Toe socks. She’s obviously a terrible person.
D.B.: No, she is not! She is a wonderful person!
MISS REBECCA: I don’t know.
D.B.: She is. Whenever I spend the night, she always makes my favorite foods, and we watch my favorite movies, and she has my favorite candy – carrot M&M’s.
MISS REBECCA: That is nice, but she obviously doesn’t love you enough to buy you any good presents.
D.B.: She does too! For my last birthday, she bought me a light saber and the Lego Watership Down video game. And last Christmas, she bought me the Star Hares Trilogy on DVD.
MISS REBECCA: Yeah, but toe socks. What was she thinking?
D.B.: She was thinking that she loves me.
MISS REBECCA: Exactly.
D.B.: Besides, I could wear them as ear warmers.
MISS REBECCA: What a good idea.
D.B.: And… Wait a minute. You tricked me.
MISS REBECCA: (innocently) Tricked you?
D.B.: You tricked me into being thankful for my Christmas present.
MISS REBECCA: I didn’t trick you so much as remind you of all you have to be thankful for.
D.B.: I am going to write my gramma the most sweetest thank you card ever.
MISS REBECCA: That’s a great idea.
D.B.: Thanks, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: You’re welcome, D.B.
D.B.: Bye, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: Bye, D.B.