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The Birthday Gift

It is going to be my father’s birthday. 

What can I give him? 

I don’t have much money. 

I have looked all through the stores, and I have not found anything that I think he would like, or that I can afford.  

I have thought very hard about what to buy for him. 

I thought that he might like some candy, but my father really doesn’t eat many sweets. 

I thought that he might like a new shirt, but he has lots of clothes. 

I can’t afford a new car or computer for him. 

I was watching him on the weekend. 

He cut the grass, washed the car, took out the garbage, weeded the garden and watered the plants. 

I got an idea. 

I went to my room and took out some paper. 

I cut out pieces of paper, and I wrote on them.  

I wrote on one piece of paper that I would wash the car every weekend for the summer. 

I wrote on another piece that I would take out the garbage every week for the summer. 

I also wrote that I would cut the grass, weed the garden and water the plants every week for the summer. 

I made a birthday card for my dad, and I put the pieces of paper inside it. 

I went downstairs and gave my gift to my dad. 

My dad thought that the gift was very thoughtful. 

He said that it was a gift from the heart. 

I did all those things for my dad all summer. 

He said that he had a lot of free time because I helped him so much. 

My dad and I are good friends. 

I don’t mind doing things for him because I know that he is always there to help me out. 

A good gift doesn’t have to be something that costs a lot. 

My dad says that the best gifts are the ones that show how much you care for the other person. 

I’m glad my dad liked his gift.

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